Hawaii Hawaii

Below is a general overview of when juvenile records can be expunged in Hawaii. 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  

  • If you were not adjudicated (not found guilty), most law enforcement records can be expunged. You have to submit a request to the court to start the process, and it is up to the judge whether or not to grant your request.
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Records that have been expunged pursuant to an attorney general's expungement order can be sealed by the court. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 831-3.2(f).

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A record relating to a first conviction for driving a vehicle after consuming alcohol while under the age of 21 can be expunged by the court once the petitioner reaches 21, if the petitioner has had no subsequent alcohol or drug related law enforcement contacts. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 291E-64(e).

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Records relating to specified first or second drug offense convictions can be expunged by the court following the successful completion of a drug treatment program and probation. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 706-622.5(4).

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Records relating to prostitution and related convictions under sections 712-1200, 712-1206, or 712-1207 obtained as a result of the petitioner's status as a victim of human trafficking can be vacated by the court. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 712-1209.6(1).

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Records of a case dismissed after successful completion of pre-adjudication probation can be expunged by the attorney general one year after discharge and dismissal. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 831-3.2(a)(5).

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Records of a prostitution case dismissed following successful completion of pre-adjudication probation may be expunged by the attorney general four years after discharge and dismissal. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 712-1200(4)(c).  

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Records of a case dismissed after the successful completion of pre-adjudication probation for a first drug offense under section 712-1255 can be expunged by the court if the person was not over the age of 20 at the time of the offense. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 712-1256.

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Upon application, records relating to a wrongful conviction are expunged by the attorney general immediately. HRS § 831-3.2.

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Records relating to an arrest that does not result in conviction can be expunged by the attorney general. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 831-3.2(a).

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Records relating to a petty misdemeanor or violation arrest that does not result in a conviction because of bail forfeiture can be expunged by the attorney general five years after the arrest or citation. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 831-3.2(a)(2).

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A record relating to a juvenile arrest for a matter under family court jurisdiction can be expunged if the matter was not referred to the prosecuting attorney or the family court, and the person was not counseled and released by police. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 571-88(a).

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A record relating to a juvenile arrest for a matter under family court jurisdiction can be expunged if the matter was not referred to the prosecuting attorney or the family court and the person was counseled, released by the police, and is now an adult. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 571-88(a).

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A record relating to a juvenile arrest for a matter under family court jurisdiction can be expunged if the matter was referred to the prosecuting attorney or the family court and the person was not adjudicated responsible by the court. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 571-88(a).  

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A record relating to a juvenile arrest for a matter under family court jurisdiction can be expunged if the matter was referred to the prosecuting attorney or the family court and the matter was dismissed with prejudice. Haw. Rev. Stat. § 571-88(a).  

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