An arrest, custody, charge for a Texas criminal offense that was committed by (at a minimum of) a 10 year old but younger than 17 years old, likely has a juvenile file and record. Sealing is the process of shielding that record and preventing it's disclosure or release. When a juvenile record is "sealed," it???s treated as though it does not exist. It is also removed from the Criminal History Database, so your name will not come up if someone searches for you on it.
If juvenile records are not sealed, potential employers, college admission offices, or landlords can see your arrest record. Getting your record sealed can be an important step in successfully finding a job, going to college, and finding a place to live.
Individuals with a Juvenile arrest record that occurred when they were under 18 years of age, who avoided further convictions and were not adjudicated as a minor. Other restrictions apply. This motion must be filed in the same county in which the original criminal proceeding occurred.
When a juvenile record is "sealed," it???s treated as though it does not exist. A juvenile or person adjudicated of a juvenile offense while a minor -- after having a crime and arrest sealed -- may legally deny that anything described in the juvenile record ever happened. Additionally, if a judge, lawyer, or police officer is asked about you, they are required by law to respond as if anything related to your record never existed.
None. If you're eligible, you can and should speak with us about actually moving forward to seal your Juvenile Record.
No. Records of certain offenses cannot be sealed. You cannot seal your juvenile record if you have received a determinate sentence adjudication for serious offenses such as murder, sexual assault, deadly conduct with a firearm, arson, and other serious offenses.
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