Overview Description

Records relating to a person whose case was dismissed as not delinquent will be erased immediately without the filing of a petition. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46b-146.

Ineligible Category or Citation

No statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The erasure is automatic.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


All references including arrest, complaint, referrals, petitions, reports, and orders will be removed from all agency, official, and institutional files, and a finding of delinquency will be deemed never to have occurred. No child who has been the subject of such an erasure order will be deemed to have been arrested with respect to the erased proceedings. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46b-146.

Waiting Periods

The record should be erased immediately upon dismissal.

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