Overview Description

A record relating to a juvenile adjudication shall be sealed automatically. Alaska Stat. § 47.12.300(d).

Ineligible Category or Citation

Traffic offenses are not eligible to be sealed. Alaska Stat. § 47.12.300(d).

Procedure General

There is  no procedure. Sealing is automatic. Alaska Stat. § 47.12.300(d).

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The automatic order seals all the court's official records pertaining to the petitioner's juvenile court case, as well as records of all driver's license proceedings under section 28.15.185, criminal proceedings against the minor, and punishments assessed against the minor. Alaska Stat. § 47.12.300(d).

The sealed records can only be used if the court orders their use for good cause shown or for use by an officer of the court when he or she is making a presentencing report for the court. Alaska Stat. § 47.12.300(d).

Waiting Periods

The record should be sealed within 30 days of the minor's 18th birthday or, if the court retains jurisdiction of the minor past his or her 18th birthday, within 30 days of the date on which the court releases jurisdiction over him or her. Alaska Stat. § 47.12.300(d).

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