Records relating to a juvenile delinquency proceeding will be sealed one year after the juvenile's 18th birthday or one year after personal or juvenile jurisdiction of the court is terminated, whichever is later. W. Va. Rules of Juv. Proc., Rule 50(a).
Ineligible Category or Citation
There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.
The procedure is automatic.
There is no statutory language regarding fees.
Upon order to seal, the records of a juvenile proceeding, including but not limited to law enforcement files and records, will be kept in a separate secure confidential place and the records can only be inspected by order of the circuit court. W. Va. Code Ann. § 49-5-104(a).