Welfare and Institutions Code section 781.5(a) provides in part: “In any case where a minor has been cited to appear before a probation officer, has been taken before a probation officer or any officer of a law enforcement agency and no accusatory pleading or petition to adjudge the minor a ward of the court has been filed, the minor may request in writing that the law enforcement agency and probation officer having jurisdiction over the offense destroy their records of the arrest or citation.
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Request for Live Scan Service: Form No. BCIA 8016RR
Be sure to check the box for “Record Review, ” fill out all your personal information and take the completed form to any Live Scan site for fingerprinting services. To find the Live Scan site nearest to you, click here.
FBI Rap Sheet
FBI website with instructions and forms. Order this if you have a criminal record in more than one state.
California Juvenile Criminal Record Forms & Instructions
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice: Seal It: How to Seal Your Juvenile Record in California
National Center for Youth Law: How to Seal Your Juvenile Records
Marin County Probation Department: Record Sealing Application
Other California Juvenile Criminal Record Resources
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