Idaho Idaho

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

  • If you successfully completed diversion or informal adjustment, your record can be expunged after you turn 18 or one year after your case closes, whichever occurs last. 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.
 
  • Juvenile records for misdemeanor offenses can be expunged after you turn 18 or one year after your case, probation, or placement ends, whichever occurs last. 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.
 
  • Juvenile records for felony offenses can be expunged after you turn 18 or five years after your case, probation, or placement ends, whichever occurs last. 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.
  You may not be eligible for expungement if your record includes certain convictions or adjudications or if you have a pending adult or juvenile case in which you are charged with an act of violence.   Find a Lawyer If you think you might be eligible to have your record expunged, find a lawyer who may be able to help you. Some lawyers might help you for free, although you may still need to pay a fee to file the paperwork in court.   Court Forms and Resources If you cannot find a lawyer to help you, you may be able to file a petition on your own using these court forms and resources.

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Records relating to a conviction for prostitution under section 18-5613, or other offenses that were the result of acts induced by human traffickers, can be vacated by the court and expunged if filed within a reasonable time after conviction. Idaho Code § 67-3014(2), (4).

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Criminal history records and fingerprints may be expunged by the state police, and the associated court file may be sealed, when charges are not filed within one year of arrest or summons, when all charges are dismissed, or when a person is acquitted. Idaho Code § 67-3004(10).

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Records relating to an arrest for prostitution under section 18-5613 or other offenses that did not result in conviction and were the result of acts induced by human traffickers may be expunged by the court two years after the date of arrest. Idaho Code § 67-3014.

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A record relating to certain felony offenses or certain offenses for which a juvenile was committed to the department of juvenile corrections can be expunged if the court finds that the petitioner has been held accountable, is developing the life skills necessary to become a contributing member of the community, and that the expungement of the petitioner's record will not compromise public safety. Idaho Code Ann. §§ 20-525A(1), (5).  

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A record relating to a misdemeanor that did not result in the juvenile being committed to the department of juvenile corrections can be expunged if the court finds that the petitioner has been held accountable, is developing the life skills necessary to become a contributing member of the community, and that the expungement of the petitioner's record will not compromise public safety. Idaho Code Ann. §§ 20-525A(2), (5).

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A record relating to a charge where the prosecuting attorney elected to utilize the diversion process or the court ordered an informal adjustment can be expunged if the court finds that the petitioner has been held accountable, is developing the life skills necessary to become a contributing member of the community, and that the expungement of the petitioner's record will not compromise public safety. Idaho Code Ann. §§ 20-525A(3), (5).

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