Section 12-15-220

Orders of disposition not to be deemed convictions, impose civil disabilities, etc.; disposition of child and evidence in hearing not admissible in another court.

(a) An order of disposition or other adjudication in a proceeding pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 12-15-114 shall not be considered to be a conviction or impose any civil disabilities ordinarily resulting from a conviction of a crime or operate to disqualify the child in any civil service application or appointment.

(b) The disposition of a child and evidence given in a hearing in the juvenile court shall not be admissible as evidence against him or her in any case or proceeding in any other court, whether before or after reaching majority, except in a dispositional hearing in a juvenile court or in sentencing proceedings after conviction of a crime for the purposes of a presentence study and report or for consideration of an application for youthful offender status.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §5-132; §12-15-72; amended and renumbered by Act 2008-277, p. 441, §14.)