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§ 6354. Effect of adjudication

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 42 Pa.C.S.A. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 42 Pa.C.S.A. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part VI. Actions, Proceedings and Other Matters Generally
Chapter 63. Juvenile Matters (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter D. Disposition of Children Generally
42 Pa.C.S.A. § 6354
§ 6354. Effect of adjudication
(a) General rule.--An order of disposition or other adjudication in a proceeding under this chapter is not a conviction of crime and does not impose any civil disability ordinarily resulting from a conviction or operate to disqualify the child in any civil service application or appointment.
(b) Effect in subsequent judicial matters.--The disposition of a child under this chapter may only be used against him:
(1) in dispositional proceedings after conviction for the purposes of a presentence investigation and report if the child was adjudicated delinquent;
(2) in a subsequent juvenile hearing, whether before or after reaching majority;
(3) if relevant, where he has put his reputation or character in issue in a civil matter; or
(4) in a criminal proceeding, if the child was adjudicated delinquent for an offense, the evidence of which would be admissible if committed by an adult.

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1976, July 9, P.L. 586, No. 142, § 2, effective June 27, 1978. Amended 1995, May 12, P.L. 1006, No. 13 (Spec. Sess. No. 1), § 1, effective in 60 days.
42 Pa.C.S.A. § 6354, PA ST 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 6354
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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