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Criminal – Juvenile Commitment – Current Offense (access required)

A trial court had authority to commit defendant to the Department of Juvenile Justice, despite his contention that his current offense before the trial court was not a felony or a class 1 misdemeanor. In construing the language used in the two statutes at issue, Va. Code Sect. 16.1-291(B) and Code Sect. 16.1-278.8(A)(14), we conclude that ...

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