When a child has not been adjudicated for a criminal offense, he or she may be able to get their record sealed immediately. In situations where the child successfully completes a diversion program, some local judges require a one year waiting period after completion of deferred prosecution. Even children who were adjudicated and were placed on probation are still eligible to get their record sealed (determinate sentence cases excluded).
In situations involving an upcoming college application, we both help high school students seal their record and then help them navigate the multiple questions asked on the application.
Visit our Juvenile Defense section for information about how we defend juveniles.