Law Office of Michael E. Dailey | Michael E. Dailey
Most juvenile records can be accessed by the individual themselves upon making the proper request and obtaining the permission for the release from the judge. Adoption records will usually the establishment of more reason to justify the release.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
Your Juvenile records do appear on your criminal record. Upon your 18th birthday, you are eligible to petition to have your juvenile records sealed . Once sealed, no one can gain access to them and they will be completely destroyed five years from the date of sealing. Juvenile records are not automatically sealed upon your 18th birthday. You must affirmatively petition the juvenile court to have them sealed. You can do this by filing out a form and filing it with the juvenile court in the county in which you were convicted. Contact the juvenile court in the county you were convicted, and ask them to send you a copy of the form used in that county. Check to see if they have any special filing requirements such as additional photocopies or the need to serve copies of the petition on any government agencies, and get the correct information for filing by mail. Usually, there is no fee. If you graduated from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice, your juvenile conviction(s) will have been dismissed as part of your graduation. If you do not petition to have your juvenile records sealed and destroyed, they will remain on your record until your 38th birthday, then they will be destroyed.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
Most likely the records are not available to you and may not even be at the courthouse. They probably are in storage, but they are not public records. If you had an attorney, he may have the information you seek. The records for juvenile cases are sealed.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Law Office of Anthony Roach | Anthony Allen Roach
If you have juvenile records in California, you are allowed to see them. If they are records about you, you can see them whether they are sealed or not. In California, juvenile records are not automatically sealed. It takes a special petition to have them sealed.
Answer Applies to: California
Cook & Cook Law Firm, PLLC (SanAntonioDefenders) | Megan V. Cook
Juvenile Records are not automatically sealed. If you order your criminal background on the web, you should be able to see the juvenile offenses. If you go to the clerks office for the court that you pled the cases, you can ask where you can obtain your records there as well.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
You cannot view your juvenile record as it was sealed. You can pay a company to do a record search and see what shows up as your searchable record. Only the police and government agencies can do a NYSID record check on the police computer, but there are ways to check your record on the internet.
Answer Applies to: New York