Will my juvenile criminal record disappear when I turn 18?

Posted by Aaron D. Lawrence | Mar 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

Generally, juvenile records, which contain social and criminal information about a minor, are kept confidential; however, the criminal portion of the record may not always be confidential, and it certainly does not "go away" when the juvenile is no longer a minor. While the general public will not have access to juvenile records, certain people and agencies may access these records, and the law governing the maintenance of these records also determines when and how these records may be released. For example, if you are charged with a crime as an adult, the prosecutor in your case may access your juvenile record. 

If have a juvenile conviction, you may have the option to have your record expunged. Contact Lawrence Law Firm at 318-232-4000 for a free consultation and to discuss whether your record is eligible for expungement. 

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Aaron D. Lawrence

Aaron is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorney in Ruston, Louisiana. He received his Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He received his Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences from the University of North Tex...


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