My son was referred to the D.A. four times over four years for charges like vandalism and electronic identity theft. All of these were dismissed by the court, not prosecuted, or he was found not guilty on because he was wrongly accused. However, based on documents obtained through discovery, our lawyer sees that my son has a record of referrals to the D.A., which is found in local police databases. When petitioning the juvenile court, can records be destroyed instead of just sealed (due to the risk of someone unsealing such records illegally)? Does a court order for expungement of records cover police reports leading to charges on the record? Thank you for your answers and help!!!By the way, all the referrals and petitions were in California, and this question is asking into the future when my son does turn 18.
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