Juvenile Crimes FAQs

What does a sealed record mean?

The criminal procedure law says the person will be placed in the same position as they were prior to the arrest. The record of the arrest and case will not be open to public view for anyone to see.

Law enforcement would not be able to see the sealed file. Unless somebody behaves improperly or gets a judge’s order to open a sealed file, no one would be able to access the file.