Juvenile Record Expungement Attorney West Chester
Clearing a Juvenile Record in West Chester PA
Whether you or a parent or guardian looking after the welfare of your child after they have been in the juvenile court system or an adult looking to clear or expunge their past youthful indiscretions, it is important to understand your rights in regards to a juvenile record. It is probably a mistake that a juvenile record is necessarily confidential or sealed or that that it is automatically expunged or cleared when you become an adult.
Having a clear juvenile record is pretty obvious and parallels the need to have a clear adult record as any time of criminal record can impact your reputation in the community, your ability to get and maintain a job, personal self worth, and family relationships.
Do you have a Chester County Juvenile Record or a juvenile delinquency history in Chester County, Philadelphia or anywhere in Pennsylvania? Get legal advice and help now on expunging your juvenile record by contacting an aggressive lawyer experienced in obtaining Juvenile Expungement. Contact us by EMAIL or call us at (610) 692-8700.
Is A Juvenile Expungement Really Automatic?
A juvenile record, whether it occurred in Chester County or else where in Pennsylvania, is not automatically destroyed and the erasure of your juvenile history requires the filing of an expungement Petition in the Court of Common Pleas where the original juvenile offenses occurred. (ie. File a Juvenile Expungement in Chester County if you were adjudicated delinquent of juvenile offenses in Chester County).
In many situations, a juvenile record is available to a college or university; an employer, and the military and the impact of a juvenile record long outlasts your youth as it can impact your education, the type of job skills you can obtain, and your employment.
You may find that it is too difficult to file a juvenile expungement on your own and you may be best served by speaking with an experienced Juvenile Expungement Attorney. Once a petition has been filed to expunged your juvenile record, the court will consider:
- whether the charges were unsubstantiated or dismissed;
- whether six months have passed since your final discharge from supervision under a consent decree without any new or pending juvenile or adult charges;
- five years have passed your final discharge from commitment without any new or pending juvenile or adult charges; or
- you have turned 18 years of age and the prosecutor has agreed to the expungement.
Learn More on Clearing Your Juvenile Record
Contact our Juvenile Expungement Lawyer when you need legal advice, help and representation in clearing your record from juvenile charges, juvenile arrest, juvenile detention and juvenile probation. You deserve a Pennsylvania Juvenile lawyer that is available when you need him, treats you with respect, and protects your rights vigorously. We handle matters before Juvenile Court.
Based in suburban Philadelphia at 304 North High Street, West Chester PA 19380, we make your choice all the clearer with locations throughout the metropolitan Philadelphia Pennsylvania, including Center City Philadelphia, West Chester PA, Malvern (serving Downingtown/Exton PA), Kennett Square PA, Lancaster PA, King of Prussia PA, Plymouth Meeting PA, Radnor and Springfield PA.
We serve Downingtown, Paoli, Media, Norristown, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading and Allentown. For more information or to schedule an appointment by contacting us at (610) 692-8700 or toll free at (877) 529-2422.