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Will a juvenile adjudication of delinquency affect driving privileges?
In Pennsylvania, driving privileges will be suspended for periods ranging from 90 days to three years for a variety of delinquency adjudications, including:
  • Purchasing, drinking, possessing alcoholic beverages
  • Carrying false identification
  • Racing
  • Careless driving
  • Driving to avoid arrest
  • Homicide by vehicle or homicide by vehicle while diving under the influence
  • Terroristic threats on school property
  • Possession, sale or delivery of a controlled substance

Juvenile adjudications of delinquency for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol result in mandatory license suspension. In addition, the use of alcohol or a controlled substance to a degree that renders the user incapable of safe driving may result in limited or long - term ineligibility for a driver's license. Notably, a truancy finding in violation of Pennsylvania's compulsory attendance requirements also subjects youth to temporary license suspension or temporary ineligibility for driving permit.

Most other states have similar limitations on driving privileges for these types of delinquency adjudications.

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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?