If you were determined by the court not to be a delinquent offender, the court is supposed to seal your files and records at the conclusion of the proceedings. The children’s court attorney, who is a member of the district attorney’s office, is required by statute to file the motion to trigger the court’s order to seal the records. This should happen automatically, with no need for action on your part.
If you were adjudicated delinquent, the statute and rule provide for records to be sealed when you are no longer in the state’s custody and supervision and you have turned eighteen.
Free Juvenile Record Sealing Resources for New Mexico
Juvenile Collateral Consequences in the State of New Mexico
Think Before You Plead
Santa Fe-based Youth Shelters and Family Services works with youth who’ve been through the judicial system or are considered at risk of ending up in trouble with the law or dropping out of school. Access offers one-on-one help with education, connecting with social services, and training in job and life skills.
¡YouthWorks¡ is a non-profit, community-based organization that creates opportunities for disconnected youth and families in Northern New Mexico to become engaged and valued members of their communities.