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Juvenile Proceeding

Aug 22, 2019

Supreme Court creates path for juveniles to claim ineffective assistance

What began as a high school bomb-threat case in Missouri’s Bootheel has led to the Supreme Court’s creation on Aug. 13 of a mechanism by which juveniles can claim ineffective assistance of counsel. In the case of D.C.M., a minor accused of threatening to blow up Hayti High School, no one disputed whether juvenile defendants […]

Aug 19, 2019

Criminal Law: Effectiveness of Counsel-Juvenile Proceeding-Mootness

(1)Where a juvenile challenged a circuit court finding that he committed an act that if committed by an adult would have constituted the felony of making a terrorist threat in the second degree, and the juvenile turned 18 and was released from supervision a month before the case was argued and submitted, whether an appeal […]

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