Juvenile court; appointment of counsel, waiver. (HB2283)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Juvenile court; appointment of counsel; waiver. Prohibits any child age 15 and younger who is alleged to be in need of services, in need of supervision, or delinquent from waiving his right to an attorney. The bill also requires any child who is age 16 or older and is alleged to be in need of services, in need of supervision, or delinquent to consult with an attorney before such child may waive his right to an attorney. Additionally, a court must determine that such waiver is free and voluntary. Under current law, any child may waive his right to an attorney, and consultation with an attorney and a court determination of a free and voluntary waiver are required only when such child is charged with an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult. Amends § 16.1-266, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/14/2019: Subcommittee Recommends Killing the Bill

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103902D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/14/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (8-Y 0-N)

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