Overview Description

A record relating to a juvenile arrest but where charges were not filed, including where the juvenile satisfactorily completed diversion or mediation, must be sealed immediately. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-2,108.03.

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


Upon the decision not to file charges, the county or city attorney will notify the government agency, who will then immediately seal all records housed at that government agency pertaining to the citation, arrest, record of custody, diversion, or mediation. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-2,108.03(4).

After the record is sealed, the person whose record was sealed can respond to any public inquiry as if the events resulting in such record never occurred. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-2,108.05(2).

Waiting Periods

The records should be sealed immediately upon notice of the decision not to file charges, including after the satisfactory completion of diversion or mediation.

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