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Does a juvenile adjudication count as a prior offense as an

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Does a juvenile adjudication count as a prior offense as an adult
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Whether it counts depends on a variety of things and what it is counting for. Let me get a little more information before providing you with an answer.

1) What was the juvenile crime and how old was the person when they were adjudicated? and

2) For what purposes would the crime be counted?

Let me know the above and I will get right back with you.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

1. Possession of marijuana under 50 grams, received probation, was 17 when adjudicated


2. As an adult in municipal court on a misdemeanor (disorderly persons) charge for possession of a small amount of marijuana, would this be considered a first offense?

If the possession charge was adjudicated in juvenile court it would not count for purposes of reaching a second offense. The current charge would legally be a first offense. However, the DA can consider the juvenile record in deciding the plea they may offer.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Would they still be eligible for a conditional discharge

Yes. That would still be possible.
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