Below is a general overview of when juvenile records can be sealed or destroyed in Montana. 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
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Records required by the Sexual or Violent Offender Registration Act are expunged upon final reversal of conviction. Mont. Code Ann. § 46-23-510.View Details
Records relating to a misdemeanor can be expunged by the court after sentence completion, and expungement is presumed when five years have passed or when expungement is needed for military enlistment or promotion. § 46-18-1101, MCA.View Details
Records of a juvenile adjudication must be physically sealed on the youth's 18th birthday, so long as the person is not subject to a disqualifying event. Mont. Code Ann. § 41-5-216(1).View Details
Records of a juvenile adjudication in which the jurisdiction of the court or any agency is extended beyond the youth's 18th birthday must be physically sealed upon the termination of the extended jurisdiction, so long as the person is not subject to a disqualifying event. Mont. Code Ann. § 41-5-216(1).View Details
Informal youth court records for a youth that was involved only in informal proceedings must be destroyed on the youth's 18th birthday. Mont. Code Ann. § 41-5-216(7)(c).View Details