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Who can see JUVENILE LAW-ENFORCEMENT RECORDS IN VIRGINIA?

Woodbridge, VA |

If a juvenile was arrested for a felony, and the case was dismissed by accord and satisfaction , are the state-law enforcement records of this case PUBLIC? Also, if a juvenile applies for a job, and signs the waiver for a state background check, did the juvenile sign a contract for even confidential records to be provided to the employer?

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  1. Generally, under Virginia code 16.1-306, any juvenile records are subject to be expunged after an offender turns 19 and at least 5 years have passed since the last court juvenile hearing. Also, traffic convictions get expunged once an offender turns 29; however a felony remains forever. However, if the presiding judge specified that it becomes expunged when the offender turned 18, then that may be the case.
    Note, however, that in many cases offenders still have juvenile charges on their NCIC and on electronic court records even though they should have been expunged. It's common for them to stick around longer than they should.
    The best way to obtain an accurate answer is to see a criminal defense attorney in person in your area.

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