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Juvenile matters where there has been a finding of guilt, but no conviction, may still be taken into account by a court when sentencing the person for further offences. However, an adult court cannot take these matters into account if the person has been out of trouble for two years immediately before committing the adult offence (Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act 1987 (NSW) s15).
If you have been charged with an offence, or are seeking further information on a juvenile legal matter, call North Shore Criminal Law on (02) 9955 2298 or our 24 hour Emergency Service on 0400 44 64 24 to speak to an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist.