Question by  Jen (54)

Can a felony get removed from a juvenile's record?


Answer by  romanguy (233)

In most jurisdictions, the record can be sealed. This is usually done through the juvenile probation department that petitions the court on your behalf. Once sealed, the conviction does not need to be disclosed except in very specific circumstances such as obtaining a security clearance or background investigation for a law enforcement job.


Answer by  xsut (943)

Their are a variety of ways that a felony could potentially be removed from a juveniles record. The laws vary depending on the state and what the actual felony was given for. The best thing to do is to seek the advice of a licensed attorney.


Answer by  Toad30 (11)

It all depends on what type of felony, and if the juvenile has done their punishment, and if a judge sees that it is acceptable to be taken away.


Answer by  mediajunkie (592)

It will never get removed or disappear, however a lawyer can request to have a judge get the records sealed, so that it will not show up on the juvenile's criminal background checks once he/she becomes of legal adult age. A court order would be needed to unseal the records.


Answer by  leann89 (169)

It varies. The state that you are in usually determines what can be expunged and what can't. You need to check with the courthouse where your charges are located.

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