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enhansement from juvy conviction

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January 11, 2011, 14:46
Javier
enhansement from juvy conviction
22 year old evades on foot and is caught. he has a prior conviction for evading as a juvenile. Can the evading as an adult be enhances using juvenile conviction on the on site arrest.
January 11, 2011, 23:00
Kris Moore
No. Your misdemeanor cannot be enhanced with the juvenile adjudication. The provision that allows a juvenile adjudication to be used as an enhancement is in the Penal Code Sec. 12.42(f) - TO BE USED AS AN ENHANCEMENT A JUVENILE ADJUDICATION MUST BE FOR A FELONY OFFENSE AND MUST RESULT IN COMMITMENT TO TYC - and, in addition the adult offense to be enhanced must also be a felony - and there are some limitations on that set out in the statute.