Question: What is a juvenile adjudication in Wisconsin?

Answer: In Wisconsin, a juvenile adjudication of delinquency is a finding by a court that a juvenile has committed an offense that, if they had been an adult, would have been a crime, either a misdemeanor or a felony. Generally speaking, the consequences of a delinquency adjudication do not carry forward into adulthood and the records are not accessible to the general public.

However, in some circumstances, a delinquency adjudication can have serious consequences that can affect a person later on in their life. Even when a child is in juvenile court, it is still very important to make sure that the child is represented by an attorney and that these questions are asked based on the specific facts of the case and any ramifications of an adjudication are fully explored before any decisions are made.

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