Overview Description

Records relating to a delinquency matter can be sealed upon petition when one year has elapsed from dismissal or closure of the case or notice to the court of final discharge from supervision, whichever is later, so long as the person is not subject to any disqualifying event. 10A Okl. St. § 2-6-108(B)(1).

Ineligible Category or Citation

To be eligible for sealing, the person cannot have: (1) been found guilty of or admitted to the commission of a subsequent criminal offense in either a juvenile or adult proceeding; or (2) a pending juvenile or adult proceeding. 10A Okl. St. § 2-6-108(B)(1).

Procedure General

For the specific procedure, see 10A Okl. St. § 2-6-108.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

Upon the sealing of any record of a person alleged to be delinquent pursuant to this title, the record and official actions subject to the order shall be deemed never to have occurred, and the person who is the subject of the record and all juvenile justice agencies can properly reply upon any inquiry in the matter that no such action ever occurred and no such record exists with respect to such person. 10A Okl. St. § 2-6-108(B).

For information on when a sealed record can be unsealed, see 10A Okl. St. § 2-6-108(F), (G).

Waiting Periods

A petition can be filed one year from the later of: (1) dismissal or closure of the case by the court, or (2) notice to the court by the Office of Juvenile Affairs or a juvenile bureau of final discharge of such person from the supervision of the Office of Juvenile Affairs or juvenile bureau. 10A Okl. St. § 2-6-108(B)(1)(a).

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