Q: If a 17year old boy has felony warrants will he have everything dropped when he is 18
Worried about him and his thinking right now he believes if he waits until a month before his birthday to turn himself in he will have a clean slate and only serve a month
A: Definitely not the way this works. He will continue to be treated as a juvenile after his 18th birthday because the offenses occurred while he was legally a juvenile. He will, however, have to face the full consequences regardless of being considered an adult.
I believe the answer below is correct for the most part but would clarify that the individual will be charged as an adult the moment he turns 18. In fact, depending on the crime, he can be charged as an adult without him being 18. The smart thing to do would be to try and resolve the case before he turns 18 that way his record automatically gets sealed once he turns 18. If he waits to resolve it until afterwards then it will, unfortunately, be on his record forever.
I highly recommending having him contact our firm for a free consultation as there may be a way to salvage the best outcome possible. Zach@FutureFirst.law or 602-900-6642
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