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Teens: Are You Eligible to Have Your Records Expunged or Sealed?
Generally, if you meet all of the following requirements, you may be eligible to have your juvenile delinquency records expunged or sealed.
- You have never been adjudicated delinquent of a delinquent offense.
- You have only one arrest or incident of alleged criminal activity.
- You have never had any prior offenses expunged or sealed.
- You must not have committed one offenses listed below.
- You are no longer under court supervision or on probation.
For Expunction Only
- The criminal history record must reflect that the charges related to the arrest were dismissed prior to the trial, adjudication or withholding of adjudication.
If you have one arrest and five more arrests stemming from the original arrest, you may still be eligible for expunction or sealing.
For example, if you were arrested for a misdemeanor and you have five (5) violations of probation listed as misdemeanors all stemming from the original misdemeanor, you may be able to have the original misdemeanor and the violations of probation misdemeanors expunged from your record.
If you pled guilty to any of the following offenses, you are NOT eligible for expunction:
The Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Advocacy Project provides representation to children through age 18 in Juvenile Court, Family Court and Probate Court. In addition, representation is provided before the School Board of Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). The majority of children served are emotionally, developmentally or physically challenged. The project's goal is to access appropriate treatment and/or placement for these children. For more information, please call (561) 655-8944.
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