Can a juvenile be fingerprinted or photographed?
In Pennsylvania, a juvenile who has been charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense may be fingerprinted or photographed. If a juvenile is adjudicated delinquent on any misdemeanor or felony offense, then by law, they are mandated to be fingerprinted and photographed.

Additionally the juvenile be required to submit to a DNA sample if he/she is adjudicated delinquent of a felony offense or certain sexual based misdemeanor offenses.

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1. How is my child referred to the juvenile probation office?
2. Can a juvenile be fingerprinted or photographed?
3. Why was my child detained?
4. How do I contact or visit my child if he/she is detained or placed into emergency shelter care?
5. What happens after my child is detained?
6. What happens if my child has been arrested and criminally charged by the police but was not detained?
7. What happens at the intake interview?
8. Will my son/daughter be represented by legal counsel in Juvenile Court?
9. What are the expectations of my child if they end up on probation?
10. What are the collateral consequences of my child being Adjudicated Delinquent?
11. How does the juvenile expungement process occur after he/she has successfully completed probation?