Adjudicated Delinquent is the term in Pennsylvania Juvenile Court for when a Defendant is either found guilty or pleads guilty to a misdemeanor or felony crime. In Juvenile Court the term "guilty" is never used. Instead a juvenile is adjudicated delinquent. For the most part, the term adjudicated delinquent has the same legal ramifications as a finding of guilt in adult criminal court in Pennsylvania. Juvenile Criminal Lawyers If your child is being investigated or is charged with a criminal offense, make sure to hire an experienced juvenile criminal defense attorney to represent him.