Washington Defender Association, Beyond Juvenile Court: Long-Term Impact of a Juvenile Record
Published Nov 9, 2011, www.defensenet.org, WDA@defensenet.org
The information in this booklet is intended for use by public defense attorneys, their juvenile clients, and their clients’ parents in Washington State. It is not comprehensive. It is meant as a starting point for defenders and juveniles to understand the hidden penalties that may occur after juvenile court adjudications and can follow juveniles into adulthood. Juvenile respondents and their parents should understand the potential civil and other consequences of an adjudication and always should consult with an attorney before they plead guilty in juvenile court.