A brief introduction on how to seal your juvenile records in Washington State, produced by the Northwest Justice Project: nwjustice.org and TeamChild: TeamChild.org.
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A lot of people think your juvenile records automatically disappear when you turn 18. Not in Washington! That means you may get turned down for a job, school, apartment, or loan because of something you did a long time ago. But if you formally ask a court to seal your records, you may get a fresh start.
Almost any involvement with the juvenile court system or the police before your 18th birthday, can leave behind a record. You may have a juvenile record that will show up later in life even if you were not convicted of any crime.
This video explains some of the steps required in the legal process of formally asking a court to seal a juvenile record.
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This video was produced in May 2012. The laws may have changed since that time. This video provides general information only. Your situation may be very different than those shown in this video. This video is not a substitute for talking to a lawyer about your unique situation. It does not create an attorney-client relationship and it cannot predict or guarantee an outcome in any proceedings related to juvenile record sealing.