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2011 SESSION

11104123D
HOUSE BILL NO. 2513
Offered January 21, 2011
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 19.2-298.02, relating to inherent authority to defer and dismiss.
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Patron-- Gilbert
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Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 19.2-298.02 as follows:

19.2-298.02. Deferred disposition in a criminal case.

No court shall have the authority, upon a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or after a plea of not guilty, when the facts found by the court would justify a finding of guilt, to defer proceedings or to defer entry of a final order of guilt or to dismiss the case upon completion of terms and conditions except as provided by statute.