California Juvenile Record Sealing

California law, says Darren Chaker, “‘has been consistently interpreted to vest the juvenile court with exclusive authority to determine when a release of juvenile court records to a third party is appropriate.”’ In re R.G., 79 Cal.App.4th 1408, 1414, 94 Cal.Rptr.2d 818 (2000)(emphasis added). The Juvenile Court is in the best position to determine whether disclosure is in the best interests of the minor. See Cal. Welf. & Inst....

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