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Code of Virginia
Title 19.2. Criminal Procedure
Chapter 19.4. Issuance of Writ of Vacatur for Victims of Commercial Sex Trafficking

§ 19.2-327.16. Issuance of writ of vacatur for victims of commercial sex trafficking.

A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law or rule of court, upon a petition of a person who was convicted or adjudicated delinquent of a qualifying offense, the circuit court of the county or city in which the conviction or adjudication of delinquency was entered shall have the authority to issue writs of vacatur under this chapter.

B. The Rules of Supreme Court of Virginia governing practice and procedures in civil actions shall be applicable to proceedings under this chapter.

C. The circuit court shall have the authority to conduct hearings on petitions for vacatur.

D. Any party aggrieved by the decision of the circuit court may appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of Virginia.

2021, Sp. Sess. I, c. 543.

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