Overview Description

Records relating to a delinquency proceeding terminated in favor of the respondent will be sealed immediately unless the court determines that the interests of justice require otherwise. N.Y. Fam. Ct. Act § 375.1(1).
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Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic, unless the court determines that the interests of justice require otherwise. N.Y. Fam. Ct. Act § 375.1(1).

For the list of matters considered to be terminated in favor of a respondent, see section (2). N.Y. Fam. Ct. Act § 375.1.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

All official records and papers, including judgments and orders of the court—but not including public court decisions, opinions, records, and briefs on appeal relating to the arrest, prosecution, and probation service proceedings—including all duplicates or copies thereof, on file with the court, policy agency, probation service, and presentment agency will be sealed and not made available to any person or public or private agency. N.Y. Fam. Ct. Act § 375.1(1).

Waiting Periods

The record should be sealed immediately.

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