Overview Description

Records relating to a juvenile court adjudication for prostitution, aiding prostitution, or sex solicitation, or for any offense resulting from force, fraud, or coercion, can be vacated and sealed by the court immediately. Utah Code Ann. § 78A-6-1114.

Ineligible Category or Citation

The court may not vacate and seal a juvenile court record if the record contains an adjudication for murder or aggravated murder. Utah Code Ann. § 78A-6-1114(5).

Procedure General

The petitioner must include in the petition any agencies known or alleged to have documents related to the offense. The petitioner must include with the petition their original criminal history report obtained from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The petitioner must send a copy of the petition to the county attorney or district attorney. Utah Code Ann. § 78A-6-1114(1)(b)-(d).

Fees

There is no statutory language on fees.

Effect

The court shall order sealed all of the petitioner's records under the control of the juvenile court and any of the petitioner's records under the control of any other agency or official pertaining to the petitioner's adjudicated juvenile court cases, including relevant related records contained in the Management Information System created by Section 62A-4a-1003 and the Licensing Information System created by Section 62A-4a-1005. Utah Code Ann. § 78A-6-1114(2)(c).

Upon the entry of the order, the proceedings in the petitioner's case shall be considered never to have occurred and the petitioner may properly reply accordingly upon any inquiry in the matter. Utah Code Ann. § 78A-6-1114(4).

Forms

Juvenile record clearance forms can be found here.

Waiting Periods

There is no waiting period.

(non-prod server)