Consequences of Juvenile Adjudication
If you are adjudicated a juvenile delinquent, or are convicted of a crime in adult court, you will likely face consequences beyond the sentence imposed by the court.
If you are a student you could be suspended or expelled. If you work you could lose your job or the ability to get certain kinds of jobs, including the United States military.
If you or your family receives any type of public benefit from the government, such as public housing or food stamps, an adjudication or conviction could result in losing those benefits.
An adjudication or conviction can impact your ability to be a part of your own family, especially if you have children or ever want to have children.
You can permanently lose your right to possess a firearm.
Finally, if you are not a United States citizen, an adjudication or conviction can result in you being detained, being deported, being deemed inadmissible to this country, or being unable to change your immigration status.
The Consequences of Juvenile Adjudication below is provided for your information. It does not constitute legal advice and is not a complete list of everything that could happen if you are adjudicated.