Can you loose your civil rightsdue toa juvenile record?

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Can you loose your civil rightsdue toa juvenile record?

I am trying to find out if any of my civil rights where taken away when I was charged with a juvenile felony record. I completed my program, probation, etc. however, I was charged with adjudicated delinquent. It has been almost 7 years since my arrest and I haven’t had any issues since then. I know that I have the right to vote (as I do regularly) but am unsure with the rest of my civil rights. I keep reading something about at the age of 24 or 26 (depending on the circumstances) your FL juvenile record is wiped clean or something of that nature. Should I speak with a criminal alw attorney about this? In Tampa, FL

Asked on August 19, 2011 Florida

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not any Constitutional Rights that you may have had such as the right to vote or own firearms as having been taken away as a result of a juvenile felony convicition most likely were not taken away since the conviction pertained to when you were a juvenile.

However, to be in the safe side and get a more definitive answer to your question, I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney about your question further as well as bring him or her a copy of your conviction and criminal file assuming you have it.

You also might consider having a process to expunge the juvenile convicition even though your file is sealed.

Good luck.


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