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Criminal – Juvenile – Mandatory Minimum Sentence – Cousins’ Sentences (access required)

A juvenile tried as an adult and found guilty of a crime with a mandatory minimum sentence may not be sentenced to a juvenile disposition, pursuant to Va. Code § 16.1-272, rather than the mandatory minimum sentence, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds. Teenagers Demetrious Brown and his cousin Dwayne Brown were certified for trial ...