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SB 914 Juveniles; offenses for which juvenile is subject to transfer and trial as an adult.

Introduced by: Ryan T. McDougle | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Offenses for which a juvenile is subject to transfer and trial as an adult; penalty. Provides that a juvenile age 14 or older will automatically be subject to a preliminary hearing in juvenile court and transferred to circuit court for trial as an adult if he is charged with any offense defined as an act of violence in 19.2-297.1 and has been previously adjudicated delinquent for such an offense.

The bill also provides that a juvenile court shall conduct a preliminary hearing upon notice by the attorney for the Commonwealth to the court and parties when a juvenile 14 years of age or older is charged with gang participation in violation of 18.2-46.2.

The bill also provides that a juvenile court shall conduct a preliminary hearing upon notice by the attorney for the Commonwealth to the court and parties whenever a juvenile 14 years of age or older is charged with manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance in violation of 18.2-248; manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute methamphetamine in violation of 18.2-248.03; felonious selling, giving, distributing or possessing with intent to distribute marijuana in violation of 18.2-248.1; or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute anabolic steroids in violation of 18.2-248.5, if the juvenile has been previously adjudicated delinquent of any such offense.


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