Expungement of Juvenile Records

In Pennsylvania it is possible to get your juvenile record expunged even if you were adjudicated delinquent (found guilty). The Court allows expungements in four cases:

  1. A complaint is filed which is not substantiated or the petition which is filed as a result of a complaint is dismissed by the court.
  2. Six months have elapsed since the final discharge of the person from supervision under a consent decree and no proceeding seeking adjudication or conviction is pending.
  3. Five years have elapsed since the final discharge of the person from commitment, placement, probation or any other disposition and referral and since such final discharge, the person has not been convicted of a felony, misdemeanor or adjudicated delinquent and no proceeding is pending seeking such conviction or adjudication.
  4. The individual is 18 years of age or older, the attorney for the Commonwealth consents to the expungement and a court orders the expungement after giving consideration to several factors listed in the statute.

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