State v. Harris

In State v. Harris, 195 W. Va. 43, 464 S.E.2d 363 (1995), the defendant had been confined to a juvenile facility after pleading guilty to first-degree murder. Upon attaining the age of eighteen, the lower court had ordered a transfer to the state penitentiary. The defendant thereafter appealed the denial of a pretransfer hearing, and the Court held that under certain circumstances, a juvenile may waive rights provided by the statutes governing transfers of juveniles to penitentiaries and that the defendant was bound by the waiver of his rights in his plea agreement. Id. at 50, 464 S.E.2d at 370.