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Are juvenile adjudications of delinquency public knowledge?
Delinquency adjudications become a matter of public record (i.e., anyone can gain access to them), if the following requirements are met:
  • The child was 14 years or older at the time of the offense and the conduct would be considered a felony if committed by an adult
  • The child was 12 or 13 years old and the conduct would have constituted one or more of the following offenses by an adult:
    • Murder
    • Voluntary manslaughter
    • Aggravated assault (causing serious bodily injury)
    • Arson (F-1)
    • Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
    • Kidnapping
    • Rape
    • Robbery (inflicting or threatening serious bodily injury)
    • Robbery of a motor vehicle

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1. Are juvenile adjudications of delinquency public knowledge?
2. Are the hearings in juvenile court open to the public?
3. Are there financial burdens placed on adjudicated children and their families?
4. Can a juvenile adjudication of delinquency affect the ability of a person to obtain a license to carry a firearm?
5. Can a young man or woman enlist in the military if he or she has been adjudicated delinquent of an offense?
6. Does a juvenile adjudication of delinquency mandate that the child submit a DNA sample that will be kept by law enforcement?
7. How can a juvenile adjudication of delinquency be expunged?
8. Is a juvenile adjudication of delinquency a criminal conviction?
9. Will a juvenile adjudication of delinquency affect driving privileges?