I just got caught with petit larceny a few days ago, would this be my first offense?

Asked over 1 year ago - Fairfax, VA

I was 14 when I was first caught. I went to court and had to go through a special program. they said my record would be sealed from the public when I turn 18. Right now i'm wondering if this counts as a second offense?

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Ann Marie Thayer


    Contributor Level 6

    Answered . There is case law that indicates the court did not intend for juvenile adjudications of delinquency to count as a prior criminal conviction so this new charge should be your first. You should contact an attorney.

  2. Darren Douglas Meyer


    Contributor Level 9

    Answered . Most juvenile records are expunged pursuant to code after a period of time. Regardless it should be treated as a first offense. If you would like to further discuss your options feel free to contact me.

    Darren Meyer
    (540) 840-8470 - cell

  3. Gilbert F. Nason Jr.

    Contributor Level 10

    Answered . Maybe, But you should contact a lawyer to defend the current charge.

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