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Can a juvenile offenders record be revealed to the public without the juveniles consent after the juvenile reaches the age of maturity in California?
Asked on May 23, 2009 under Criminal Law, California
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 11 years ago | Contributor
Yes the records can be made public. Your juvenile records do appear on your criminal record. Upon your 18th birthday, you are eligible to petition to have your juvenile records sealed (ie you must affirmatively petition the juvenile court to have them sealed). Once sealed, no one can gain access to them and they will be completely destroyed five years from the date of sealing.
There are however certain crimes that cannot be sealed. The list is extensive so I have provided you a link to refer to: http://www.yolocounty.org/Index.aspx?page=940
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