Automatic Restriction of Access to Juvenile Criminal Records
UPDATED: June 19, 2018
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This route allows you to pursue employment, financial aid programs, college, and professional licensing. And you can legally deny the existence of the juvenile record, arrest, prosecution or adjudication. You can deny having a criminal record or having been arrested on all of these applications.
Restricted access takes place automatically once you turn 21 provided you did not
- commit a felony or a Class A or B misdemeanor or
- receive deferred adjudication for or been convicted in adult court of a Class A or B misdemeanor or a felony.
Not eligible: The only juvenile records not eligible for automatic restricted access are cases that were:
- handled as determinate sentence cases by the juvenile court
- transferred to adult criminal court; or
- Prosecuted in justice or municipal court.
- Gang records
- Sex offender records (once your obligation to register expires, records can be sealed).
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