Below is a general overview of when juvenile records can be erased in Connecticut. Please note that the Clean Slate Clearinghouse does not provide legal advice. Read the legal policies and statutes for detailed statutory information. Juvenile Record Clearance Policies Overview Most juvenile records can be erased.
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Records relating to an offense that has since been decriminalized can be ordered destroyed by a court at any time. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142d.View Details
Records relating to a conviction for prostitution pursuant to section 53a-82 that occurred as a result of the petitioner having been a victim of human trafficking can be vacated by the court. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-95c.View Details
Records relating to a finding of not guilty or a dismissal of charges are returned by the State Police Bureau of Identification, copies are destroyed, and electronic images are deleted, so long as the person has no prior criminal convictions. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-15(a).View Details
Records relating to a case for which a nolle prosequi was entered are returned by the State Bureau of Identification within 60 days after 13 months, so long as the person has no prior criminal convictions. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-15(a)(1).View Details
Police, court, and state attorney records relating to a finding of not guilty or a dismissal are erased upon affirmance after appeal or when the time to appeal has expired. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-142a(a)(b).View Details
Records relating to a person whose case was dismissed as not delinquent will be erased immediately without the filing of a petition. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46b-146.View Details
Records relating to an adjudication for a nonserious juvenile offense will be erased upon petition so long as the person is at least 18 years of age, at least two years have elapsed from the date of discharge, and the person is not subject to a disqualifying event. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46b-146.View Details
Records relating to an adjudication for a serious juvenile offense will be erased upon petition so long as the person is at least 18 years of age, at least four years have elapsed from the date of discharge, and the person is not subject to a disqualifying event. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46b-146.View Details
Records relating to a delinquency matter can be erased by the court upon a showing of good cause. Conn. Gen. Stat. § 46b-146.View Details