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

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?

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Attorney answers 3


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


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.


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