HB 278 Trial of juveniles; for certain criminal acts.
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Trial of juveniles; criminal acts. Adopts a policy and prescribes a procedure for treating certain habitual juvenile offenders and violent offenders as adults for purposes of trial and sentencing by the circuit court. In cases in which a juvenile is found by the juvenile or family court to be a chronic offender (four prior felonies of any nature) or a violent offender (charged with or convicted of specified violent felony offenses), the district court's jurisdiction is limited to conducting a preliminary hearing, but the juvenile may challenge the determination that he qualifies as a chronic or violent offender by filing a notice of appeal in the circuit court within 10 days. In cases in which a juvenile is alleged to have committed any other felony delinquent act, the Commonwealth's attorney may elect to indict the juvenile. The decision to indict may be challenged by the juvenile in the circuit court. Whenever a juvenile is tried in the circuit court, all related charges, whether felonies or misdemeanors, are transferred to the circuit court as well.

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01/10/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 965838843  pdf

01/10/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 965838843
01/10/96  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/96  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 3
02/11/96  House: Stricken from docket by C. J. (22-Y 0-N)
02/11/96  House: Incorporated in other legislation (HB0251)