Sealing of Juvenile Records
A person with juvenile records eligible to be sealed must file an application in the juvenile court where the original proceeding occurred. The judge will rule on the application and issue a court order. Juvenile records ordered to be sealed by the court are removed from criminal history databases. After juvenile records are sealed, the juvenile department may not disclose the existence of the records or any information from the records to law enforcement agencies, criminal justice agencies, or to any other person. In some limited instances, certain law enforcement agencies such as prosecutors may obtain the sealed records to be used criminal justice purpose.
If you are considering sealing your juvenile records, you should seek the advice and assistance of an experienced juvenile law attorney.