In certain circumstances you can have a criminal record sealed but as counsel stated court proceedings are a matter of public record, and civil cases generally cannot be sealed.
My fellow counsel are correct - adult criminal and all civil proceedings are a matter of public record. Note however, that juvenile court proceedings are NOT public - and the record of juvenile proceedings will be sealed upon completion (by the court or upon motion of an attorney) and available only to certain state agencies and law enforcement by request.
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