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Can a young man or woman enlist in the military if he or she has been adjudicated delinquent of an offense?
A delinquency adjudication may affect an application for military service follows:
  • A delinquency adjudication is considered a conviction for a criminal offense under Army regulations.
  • The Air Force, Navy, and Marines examine delinquency adjudications on a case-by-case basis.

Military recruiters frequently assist young recruits in getting their juvenile records expunged if those records are not lengthy and the juvenile offenses are not extremely serious. Those convicted of felonies are not eligible for the military without special approval from the Secretary of Defense.

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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?