Can I have my juvenile records expunged?

By: LawInfo
Most states seal, expunge, or otherwise destroy juvenile records once the juvenile offender reaches a certain age, which is usually the age of adulthood. In some states, juvenile records are required to be expunged, and thus, they are automatically expunged. In other states, however, juvenile records are simply sealed from public view, but can still be accessed by law enforcement and/or court officials for certain limited purposes.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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