Effect of Felony Conviction/Adjudication for a Juvenile

A conviction of a juvenile offense can affect the rest of your life. Although a juvenile may not lose certain civil liberties in the same way as adult felons do (voting, serving on a jury, etc.), there are significant issues with being adjudicated as a felon. Specifically, the records of the proceeding will never be destroyed and many of the records of the will be open to the public. You should be prepared for your conviction to appear on any criminal history request in the event of future criminal acts or by a future employer, university, professional organization, etc. The attorneys of Collins & Hyman zealously advocate on behalf of their juvenile clients to ensure the most favorable outcome and minimize the effects of a criminal accusation, whether through litigation or strong negotiation with the Commonwealth’s Attorney.