Juvenile Records Expungement: A Guide for Defense Attorneys in Pennsylvania

Riya Saha Shah, Esq.,

Juvenile records have far-reaching implications and often follow a young offender into adulthood. This manual provides juvenile defense attorneys and advocates with information about the accessibility of juvenile records, the lasting consequences of having a juvenile record on file, and the standard process for petitioning the court for an expungement. Recommendations for best practices are included. The appendices include model county policies, sample notification letters, sample expungement petitions and orders, and a sample expungement affidavit prepared by the Pennsylvania State Police.