U.S. v. M.I.M.

Nos. 90-1674, 90-1720.

932 F.2d 1016 (1991)

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. M.I.M., Defendant, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided May 17, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John Ward Llambias, by appointment of the Court, Santurce, for defendant, appellant.

Kathleen A. Felton, Atty., Criminal Div., Appellate Section, Dept. of Justice, Washington, D.C., with whom Daniel F. Lopez Romo, U.S. Atty. and Carlos A. Perez, Asst. U.S. Atty., were on brief, San Juan, P.R., for appellee.

Before TORRUELLA and SELYA, Circuit Judges, and BOYLE, District Judge.

TORRUELLA, Circuit Judge.

Two issues of jurisdiction are presented here. We conclude that although this court has jurisdiction to consider the appeal, the district court lacked jurisdiction to commence juvenile delinquency proceedings against the minor. Therefore we vacate the adjudication of delinquency status and remand to the district court to dismiss the information without prejudice.


The first issue is whether a minor may go forward with...

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