Overview Description

Records relating to an adjudication for a serious juvenile offense will be erased upon petition so long as the person is at least 18 years of age, at least four years have elapsed from the date of discharge, and the person is not subject to a disqualifying event. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46b-146.

Ineligible Category or Citation

The person is not eligible for erasure if the person: (1) has a subsequent juvenile proceeding or adult criminal proceeding pending; (2) has been convicted of a delinquent act that would constitute a felony or misdemeanor if committed by an adult during the four-year waiting period; or (3) has been convicted as an adult of a felony or misdemeanor during the four-year waiting period. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46b-146.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed with the Superior Court. For the specific procedure, see Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46b-146.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

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 petition can be filed after the person reaches 18 years of age and at least four years have elapsed from the date of discharge

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