Overview Description

Records relating to a case dismissed following the successful completion of adult diversion on or after July 1, 2002 can be sealed by the court. 3 V.S.A. § 164(e).

Ineligible Category or Citation

See section 164(a) for offenses eligible for adult diversion.

Procedure General

Within 30 days of the two-year anniversary of a successful completion of adult diversion completed on or after July 1, 2002, the court will provide notice to all parties of the court's intention to order the sealing of all court files and records. For the specific procedure, see 3 V.S.A. § 164.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


The proceeding is considered never to have occurred. 3 V.S.A. § 164(h).

Waiting Periods

The court notices parties of its intention to seal the record within 30 days of the second anniversary of the successful completion of the program.

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