Can I go to jail if for truancy when I was served when I was 17 and my court date is after my 18th birthday?

Asked over 1 year ago - Harrisonburg, VA

I got the court order a couple weeks before I turned 18. My court date is in a few days. Can I go to jail?

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  1. Bart Charles Craytor

    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . It depends. Generally speaking, if this is a first offense, it will more than likely be some form of remedial action, like a fine, community service, etc. Ask for a lawyer. If they say you are not entitled to a lawyer then it will more than likely be a fine only offense at the worst.

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