Why are juvenile records confidential?

Answer When a juvenile breaks the law his criminal record is sealed. The theory is that young people can be salvaged and rehabilitated and should not have to carry the burden of a criminal record througho... Read More »

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Is juvenile traffic accident report information confidential in Texas?

In Texas, legal data relating to a juvenile---someone 18 years old or younger---is considered confidential in criminal cases. Traffic accident reports also contain confidential information. Chapter... Read More »

Are juvenile records sealed?

According to the Children's Law Center of Massachusetts, juvenile records are not immediately destroyed when teens turn 17. The Website states that, if a teen wishes to seal her record, she must wa... Read More »

Are juvenile records public?

Juvenile records are not open to the public. These records are held in confidentiality by the court until the juvenile becomes an adult. Once the juvenile has become an adult, the processing of the... Read More »

How to Seal Juvenile Records in California?

If you were convicted of a crime as a minor in California then you can petition for your records to be sealed once you become an adult. You'll need to file a petition with the court and demonstrate... Read More »