In the Matter of J.V.J., 209 N.C. App. 737 (2011)


The Court of Appeals granted the juvenile’s petition for writ of certiorari to review the juvenile’s adjudication of delinquency for assault on a government officer. After entering the adjudication order, the trial court continued disposition several times because the juvenile was in the hospital and “unavailable for court.” The juvenile filed notice of appeal from the adjudication order and also filed a cert petition. The Court of Appeals noted that an adjudication of delinquency is not a final order under G.S. 7B-2602, and therefore, it may not be appealed. Because no appealable order had been entered in the case, the court granted the cert petition under Rule 21(a)(1), which permits review of an order of the trial court “when no right of appeal from an interlocutory order exists.”

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