Overview Description

Records relating to a person whose criminal history consists of only referrals for diversion will be destroyed upon petition if the person is 23 years of age or older and the court finds that all diversion agreements have been successfully completed and no proceeding is pending against the person seeking the conviction of a criminal offense. Wash. Rev. Code § 13.50.270(3)(a)(ii).

Ineligible Category or Citation

To be eligible for destruction, the person must have successfully completed all diversion agreements and have no pending proceedings seeking the conviction of the person for a criminal offense. Wash. Rev. Code § 13.50.270(3)(a)(ii).

Procedure General

For the specific procedure, see Wash. Rev. Code § 13.50.270.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


If the court grants the motion to destroy records, it will order the official juvenile court record, the social file, and any other records named in the order to be destroyed. Wash. Rev. Code § 13.50.270(3)(b).

Waiting Periods

The petition can be filed any time after the person turns 23.

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