If you are a Hawaii juvenile, the State of Hawaii allows your record to be expunged as long as the issue was not handled by a prosecuting attorney or family court and the case was dismissed.
Hawaii expungment law also states that a person who was not deemed responsible by the court, or the matter was dismissed with prejudice, can request their records to be expunged.
Expungement can also be granted to a person who is a non-violent first time drug offender upon completion of probation and treatment as long as they have never had previous cases expunged for a similar offense.
In the case of a juvenile, if the offender is tried and adjudicated, they or their parent or guardian (if still a minor) may petition the court in writing for an order of expungement. The court would then forward copies of the order to the police department and the Attorney General for expungement of the arrest record. A person arrested for an offense committed while under the age of 21, having those charges disposed of may also be done by petitioning the court for an order of expungement which would be granted after a hearing.
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Restoration of Civil Rights/Firearms Privileges in Hawaii Margaret Colgate Love, NACDL Restoration of Rights Resource Project, July 2013
Hawaii Rev. Stat. 378-2.5: Employer Inquiries Into Conviction Record Hawaii allows employers to consider only rationally-related criminal convictions that occurred within the past ten years and only after a conditional offer of employment has been made.