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Need to know the process a 302 in PA. The 302 was changed

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Need to know the process for expunging a 302 in PA. The 302 was changed from involuntary to voluntary but we need to get it off my daughters record permanently. She was 14 at the time and now 16 about to graduate. This will limit her future and was given without just cause to begin with.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Legalease replied 1 year ago.

Hello there --

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Juvenile criminal records for things that happened before the age of 16 are generally sealed and it takes a judge's permission for anyone to look at those records. Such permission is not granted lightly. The only people that these records will be available to is law enforcement and then can only be used if a similar offense is committed as a juvenile (they cannot be used against her as an adult). There is no legal way to expunge or seal a juvenile record because the law requires that it already be sealed.

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Has someone made comments to you or have you come across some other information that leads you to believe that her juvenile record will not be sealed and will become part of a public criminal record against her?

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