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Do juvenile records for petty theft in california show up on employment criminal background checks?

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Even though California juvenile records are not sealed at 18 years of age. Are the records public information and show up on background checks?

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In theory, your juvenile records are confidential and can only be disseminated in limited circumstances. Normally employers don't have access to those records, but if you are applying for law enforcement positions, a juvenile adjudication of theft may be discovered. Although record sealing is not automatic, it is certainly something that can be done after your juvenile probation has expired.

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Normally they don't. Why don't you go through the process of having them sealed/expunged? That would be the best thing to do in this situation.

Good luck with your situation.

Matthew Williamson

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Normally, they do not. However, to be certain you should have them expunged.

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