Senate Bill 1038 and dismissing juvenile petitions under WIC 782- changes to the law

WIC 782 is a section that juvenile defense attorneys know well: it allow us to obtain dismissals of charges if a judge finds it is in the “interest of justice.” The new version of the law will remove the restriction that 782 motions must be granted before the person turns 21 years of age.

The new law will also require that a juvenile’s record be automatically sealed if the person “satisfactorily completes” their conditions of probation under 654.2 or 725.

Check out the bill here.