Can I plead youthful offender at age 23?

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Can I plead youthful offender at age 23?

I received a public inoxication and I am 23. I am about to graduate college and want to go to law school and do not want this to keep me from being able to do that. In AL.

Asked on March 7, 2011 under Criminal Law, Alabama

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

No, I am sure that you have aged out of this category.  So instead I would suggest that you seek help from an attorney in your area a soon as you can to run interference so to speak on the matter.  Make sure that you tell your attorney about your intention to try and go to law school and that you speak with him about the type of charge you will receive and the possibility of expungeing or sealing the record of the arrest when all is said and done.  You may still want to disclose the information to the character committee once you are admitted to the bar but that is a way down the road and something you can discuss later on.  Good luck to you.


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