Overview Description

Records relating to juvenile delinquency matters can be expunged upon petition, if the court finds that to do so would be in the best interests of the person and the public. Or. Rev. Stat. § 419A.262(8).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the county where the person resided at the time of the most recent termination. Or. Rev. Stat. § 419A.262(1).

The juvenile court, after a hearing when the matter is contested, can order expungement of all or any part of the person's record if it finds that to do so would be in the best interests of the person and the public. Or. Rev. Stat. § 419A.262(8).

For the specific procedure, see Or. Rev. Stat. § 419A.262.

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

 

Upon the entry of an expungement judgment, the contact that is the subject of the expunged record will not be disclosed by any agency. An agency that is subject to an expungement judgment will respond to any inquiry about the contact by denying the record exists. Or. Rev. Stat. § 419A.262(21).

A person who is the subject of a record that has been expunged under this section can assert that the record never existed and that the contact, which was the subject of the record, never occurred without incurring a penalty for perjury or false swearing under the laws of this state. Or. Rev. Stat. § 419A.262(22).

Waiting Periods

A petition can be filed at any time.

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