Overview Description

Records relating to a conviction for a misdemeanor or infraction in county court, other than a traffic offense, that occurred when the petitioner was under age 18 can be sealed by the court upon sentence completion. Neb. Rev. Stat §§ 43-2, 108.01 et seq.

Ineligible Category or Citation

This provision applies only to those offenses listed in R.R.S. Neb. § 42-3, 108.01.

Procedure General

The court can initiate proceedings to seal the record or a petition can be filed in the court of record. For the specific procedure, see Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 43-2, 108.03 et seq.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The person can respond to any public inquiry as if the offense never occurred. Government agencies will reply to any public inquiry that no information exists. A sealed record is accessible to law enforcement and can be made available to others. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-2,108.05.

Waiting Periods

The court can initiate proceedings or a petition can be filed upon sentence completion.

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