How do I seal a criminal record
when I was 13 i was charged with residential burglary. I payed the fines and completed my probation. I was told that I could seal the case when I turned 18
2 attorney answers
If you were convicted as a juvenile of a B felony (which residential burglary is), then from the date of disposition (plea/sentence) you would have to have 5 consecutive crime free years before you can make a motion to seal your record.
When you have met that criteria, you can make a motion to the juvenile court to seal. If you successfully seal your record, then you may honestly answer "no" to the question have you been convicted of the crime. The statute says, once sealed, its as if it never happened.
Be aware if you get your juvenile record sealed, it stays sealed unless you are subsequently charged with a felony or convicted of any crime.
I agree with the previous answer but also wanted to include a weblink that will help you with some of the specific requirements. Click on the link below and look at the included documents that reference juvenile convictions. They will help give you a better starting point.