Sealing Texas Juvenile Criminal Records
- Did not receive a determinate sentence (which may have been determinate probation or a determinate sentence to the TJJD).
- Is not currently registered as a sex offender.
- Was not certified to be tried as an adult.
Juveniles can get felony records sealed at age 19 (and possibly sooner if the juvenile successfully completed a drug court program or a sex offender treatment program) and misdemeanor records sealed two years after the end of probation. If a juvenile successfully completes a deferred prosecution (a form of pretrial diversion), the juvenile can petition the court to seal his records as soon as he successfully completes the deferred prosecution (usually 6 months).
Juveniles have their entire lives ahead of them, so do not let one mistake as a teenager ruin your or your child's entire future. Call Board Certified Houston Juvenile Law Attorney James Sullivan at 281-546-6428 to have him file a petition today to seal your juvenile's records. Sullivan has been board certified since 2004 and practicing juvenile law since 1994.