Can a juvenile delinquency adjudication of “not innocent” of a felony charge be used against me after I become an adult?

If a juvenile court finds you are “not innocent” of a felony (juvenile delinquency disposition), you can be prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm. Violators of that condition can result in conviction of various adult felony charges resulting in mandatory minimum prison sentences. Juvenile court records can surface in adult proceedings by enhancing sentencing guidelines and other considerations in final dispositions. Juvenile records can also impact ability to obtain security clearances or enlist in the military, as well as other considerations. 

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