If you come to court and are found guilty by a judge, your case cannot be released to anyone but you, your parents and a few select government agencies. If you are placed on deferred disposition and your case is dismissed, your case file is considered to be an open record.
You may be entitled to an expunction of the records involving your case. Expunction means a complete destruction of anything associated with your case.
For a single alcohol conviction, you may petition this court for an expunction after your 21st birthday
For tobacco convictions, you may petition this court for expunction after your 18th birthday
For a single conviction for a Failure to Attend School violation, you may petition this court for an expunction after your 18th birthday
For a single conviction of any other non-traffic violation, you may petition this court for expunction after your 17th birthday
The cost of an expunction is a minimum of $30. If you have questions concerning the right to, need for or consequences of expunction, please consult a licensed attorney.