§49-7-3. Proceedings under chapter not to be evidence against
child, or be published; adjudication not deemed
conviction and not bar to civil service eligibility.
Any evidence given in any cause or proceeding under this
chapter, or any order, judgment or finding therein, or any
adjudication upon the status of juvenile delinquent heretofore made
or rendered, shall not in any civil, criminal or other cause or
proceeding whatever in any court, be lawful or proper evidence
against such child for any purpose whatsoever except in subsequent
cases under this chapter involving the same child; nor shall the
name of any child, in connection with any proceedings under this
chapter, be published in any newspaper without a written order of
the court; nor shall any such adjudication upon the status of any
child by a juvenile court operate to impose any of the civil
disabilities ordinarily imposed by conviction, nor shall any child
be deemed a criminal by reason of such adjudication, nor shall such
adjudication be deemed a conviction, nor shall any such
adjudication operate to disqualify a child in any future civil
service examination, appointment, or application.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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