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The Importance of Expungement for Juvenile Crimes - Pennsylvania


Did you know that if your teenage child has been arrested and accused of a crime, whether it involved a minor youthful prank or a serious mistake, your son or daughter will have a juvenile record? Even if your child was arrested but not convicted of any crime, he or she will still have a juvenile record.

How many parents have made the mistake of believing that a child's youthful mistake would not follow them into adulthood?

Don’t Let a Youthful Mistake Harm Your Child's Future - Expunge the Juvenile Record

In Pennsylvania, a person's juvenile record is taken into account for any future criminal sentencing as an adult. Carrying a juvenile record into adulthood may impact your child's ability as an adult to get certain types of employment, enroll in the college of their choice, rent an apartment, get a credit card or loan, or obtain student loans or scholarships.

Youths who make mistakes should not have to pay for them for the rest of their lives. In most situations involving a juvenile arrest, it is possible to obtain an expungement.

When a juvenile record is expunged, it means that everything related to the minor's arrest, including police reports, fingerprints and court records is destroyed. This means that the person in question can say "no" when asked if they were ever arrested or convicted of a juvenile crime.

Questions about How to Expunge a Juvenile Record?

The Philadelphia criminal defense attorneys at Parkinson, Tarpey Law have extensive experience working with juveniles who have gotten caught up in the Pennsylvania juvenile justice system and their parents. We can protect your child's rights and help you expunge your child's juvenile record.

To discuss the specifics of your situation, please schedule a free consultation at (215) 352-3432. Our lawyers work with clients throughout Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties, and we have more than 40 years' combined experience in criminal defense.