Sealing a Juvenile Record in Washington State

RCW 13.50.260 controls the sealing of juvenile records in Washington state. These rules only apply to offenses charged in juvenile court. Adult offenses are controlled by a different statute.

What are the rules for sealing a juvenile record in Washington?

Juvenile records can be sealed in Washington so long as the following requirements are met:

  • If the conviction is for a class A felony, you must go five consecutive years without committing a new offense.
    • Rape 1, rape 2, and indecent liberties committed with forcible compulsion cannot be sealed.

 

  • If the conviction is for a class B felony, class C felony, or a misdemeanor, you must go two consecutive years without committing a new offense.

 

  • You have been relieved of the duty to register as a sex offender, if applicable.

 

  • You have paid all restitution ordered to be paid to an individual. Restitution owed to insurance companies does not need to be paid.

 

  • There are no pending charges against you anywhere.

While these eligibility requirements may seem simple, they are not. Call 253-905-8415 or fill out the contact form for a personalized analysis of your eligibility from the leading Washington state gun rights and expungement lawyer.