Under existing law, a minor who has attained 16 years of age may be charged, arrested, and tried as an adult for capital offenses, other specified felonies, and certain lesser included offenses
This bill would require a circuit or district court to dismiss all cases against 16- or 17-year-old defendants if no indictment is returned for any of the predicate offenses and would provide for the refiling of the cases in juvenile court under certain conditions
To amend Section 12-15-204, Code of Alabama 1975, to require a circuit or district court to dismiss all charges against 16- or 17-year-old defendants if no indictment is returned; and to provide for the refiling of these cases under certain conditions.
|February 7, 2017||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Judiciary|
|Bill Text||HB64 Alabama 2017 Session - Introduced|