Utah Utah

Below is a general overview of when juvenile records can be expunged in Utah. 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 were adjudicated (found guilty), your record can be expunged after you turn 18 and after one year has passed since your case, probation, or commitment ended. 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.
  • If you had a non-judicial adjustment (your case was handled informally), your record can be expunged after you turn 18 and have completed all conditions of the non-judicial adjustment. You have to submit a request to the court to start the process, and the judge is required to grant your request if you meet the criteria.
  • Records relating to a juvenile court adjudication for prostitution, aiding prostitution, or sex solicitation, or for any offense resulting from force, fraud, or coercion, can be vacated and sealed by the court immediately.

You may not be eligible for expungement if you have certain convictions or adjudications on your record, have pending criminal or juvenile charges, or have not paid all the restitution owed in the case.

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 certain driving-related misdemeanors and controlled substance felonies can be expunged by the court 10 years after sentence completion. Utah Code Ann. § 77-40-105(3)(c)(i).

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Records relating to certain felony convictions can be expunged by the court seven years after sentence completion. Utah Code Ann. § 77-40-105(3)(c)(ii).

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Records relating to a Class A misdemeanor or felony drug possession offense can be expunged by the court five years after sentence completion. Utah Code Ann. § 77-40-105(3)(c)(iii).

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Records relating to a Class B misdemeanor can be expunged by the court four years after sentence completion. Utah Code Ann. § 77-40-105(3)(c)(iv).

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Records relating to misdemeanors below Class B and infractions can be expunged by the court three years after the sentence is completed. Utah Code Ann. § 77-40-105(3)(c)(v).

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Records relating to an offense are expunged upon a pardon by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Utah Code Ann. § 77-40-105(7).

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Records relating to certain convictions can be vacated by the court if the petitioner committed the offense while subject to force, fraud, or coercion as a victim of human trafficking. Utah Code Ann. § 78B-9-104(1)(g).

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Records relating to case dismissed upon the successful completion of a diversion agreement can be expunged by the court. Utah Code Ann. § 77-40-104.

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Records relating to an arrest, investigation, and detention can be expunged by the court upon acquittal, dismissal, expiration of the limitations period, or prosecutorial decision not to file charges, so long as 30 days have passed since the arrest. Utah Code Ann. § 77-40-104.

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Records relating an adjudication of delinquency can be expunged so long as the petitioner is not subject to a disqualifying event and the court finds that the petitioner has been satisfactorily rehabilitated. Utah Code Ann. § 78A-6-1105.

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Records consisting solely of juvenile court nonjudicial adjustments can be expunged upon petition after the person turns 18 and has completed the conditions of the nonjudicial adjustments. Utah Code Ann. § 78A-6-1105(6)(a).

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Records relating to a juvenile court adjudication for prostitution, aiding prostitution, or sex solicitation, or for any offense resulting from force, fraud, or coercion, can be vacated and sealed by the court immediately. Utah Code Ann. § 78A-6-1114.

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