Question: If you have a warrant out for missing a court date when you are a juvenile, does it get wiped off your record once you turn 18?
Answer: If the warrant is for failing to appear in juvenile court on a delinquency charge, the warrant should be quashed (cancelled) when you turn 18. The pending delinquency petition should also be dismissed, as juvenile court has lost jurisdiction over you.
HOWEVER, the charge can be filed against you in adult court, and another warrant could be issued if you fail to appear for court.
from AL said:
I was caught with some drugs on me at school. and then taken to juvy, well my family moved out of state and so i went too. We never we to my court date. i'm so scared at it was like a few yrs ago, should i be scared?
On 04/08/02 sergio from TX said:
yea i was shooting a potato gun in the middle of a 50 acre field when all of a sudden the cops see me. so they come over to me and search me and blow the whole thing way out of proportion. the next thing i know i have a possible 10,000 dollar fine plus jail time and probabtion.
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