Overview Description

Records relating to juvenile court proceedings can be expunged two years after successful completion of diversion, so long as the court finds that the person has been rehabilitated. 3 V.S.A. § 163(e).

Ineligible Category or Citation

The person is ineligible for expungement if the person has been convicted of a subsequent felony or misdemeanor during the two-year period, or if such proceedings are pending. 3 V.S.A. § 163(e)(1).

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic. For the specific procedure, see. 3 V.S.A. § 163(e).

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

The proceedings in the matter shall be considered never to have occurred, all index references shall be deleted, and the participant, the court, and law enforcement officers and departments shall reply to any request for information that no record exists. 3 V.S.A. § 163(f).

Waiting Periods

The person is eligible for expungement two years after successfully completing diversion.

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