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How to Remove a Juvenile Criminal Record in Phoenix Arizona

Posted by attorney Jeremy Geigle

When a person’s case is processed in Arizona’s juvenile criminal justice system, they can apply to have the adjudication set aside. Furthermore, whether the case has been processed by adjudication or diversion, the Juvenile Record can be destroyed. Under Arizona law, Juvenile Records are actually open to requests for public records. However, if an individual applies to have the record destroyed, the public record will no longer be available for request. As a result, anyone with a Juvenile Record in Arizona should check to see if they can have their juvenile record destroyed. Those with a juvenile record should not have to keep that record for life if they can avoid it. There are certain limitations to the destruction of Juvenile Records depending on the nature of the original offense. Oftentimes there can also be longer waiting periods to have some juvenile criminal records destroyed. Any individual in Arizona with a juvenile record should contact a Phoenix AZ criminal defense attorney

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