This is Part 1 of our weekly North Carolina Criminal Defense video blog: “Raleigh Juvenile Lawyer – The Duration of a Juvenile Record“
I think the most important thing to know about juvenile court is that what happens in juvenile court is a sealed record. Unless it’s an extremely serious offense, those charges are not going to follow your son or daughter once they become adults. It’s a sealed record.
Only if it were an extremely serious felony would it potentially follow them once they turn 16. Again, juvenile court is there to try and help that child succeed in school and at home so that hopefully, once they become adults, they’re not in the jail and they’re not back in trouble.