Overview Description

Records relating to a delinquency matter can be erased by the court upon a showing of good cause. 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 a subsequent conviction for a delinquent act that would constitute a felony or misdemeanor if committed by an adult; or (3) has a subsequent conviction as an adult for a felony or misdemeanor. 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 proceeding. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46b-147.

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed at any time.

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