What happens after my records are sealed?

Once your court records are sealed, they later get destroyed!  If you committed a 601 offense (a status offense like being truant) your Juvenile Court file will be destroyed five years after it was sealed.  If you committed a 602 offense (a misdemeanor or felony)  your file will be destroyed on your 38th birthday.  Please note that the probation department, police department, and other agencies can (but don’t have to) destroy their records after five years.

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