If I have a juvenile criminal/delinquency record, how do I answer a question asking if I have prior criminal convictions?

If, as a juvenile, you were charged with having committed a delinquent offense (that is, it would be a crime if committed by an adult), you have a “juvenile record.” If the delinquent offense was dismissed or if it is pending to be dismissed, so long as “subject to” conditions imposed by the judge are satisfied by you, you have not been convicted either of a delinquent offense or a crime. Even if you were found guilty/not innocent of a delinquent offense, under Virginia law you have not been convicted of a “crime.”

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