HB1393

Find a 2017 Bill:

2017 Regular Session

 

Entitled:

Criminal Procedure - Petition for Writ of Actual Innocence - Nontrial Convictions

Sponsored by:

Delegate Dumais

Status:

In the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings


Synopsis:Defining the term "conviction" as it relates to the standard required to file a petition for writ of actual innocence by a person convicted at trial; establishing a standard required to file a petition for writ of actual innocence by a person convicted as a result of a guilty plea, an Alford plea, or a plea of nolo contendere; and requiring that a petition for actual innocence require a sworn affirmation by the petitioner that the petitioner is innocent.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Delegates Dumais, Barron, Hayes, R. Lewis, Lierman, McCray, A. Miller, Moon, Pena-Melnyk, Rosenberg, and M. Washington
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0675
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Committee(s):
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Petitions
Trials
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure
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March 22, 2017 2:46 P.M.