Once a judge reviews your application they will either grant or deny your request to seal your juvenile record. A judge may choose to deny your application for reasons including a lack of rehabilitation, adult charges, and crimes of moral turpitude.
If your application is granted
All county and city agencies that the applicant identified as having records they wish to be sealed will be notified of the Court’s orders to seal juvenile records. The probation department will notify the applicant immediately, and inquire as to the time frames for compliance from the agencies and advising the applicant of those time frames. The applicant will be advised to follow up with the Probation Department to make sure the record is sealed as required.
Sealing a juvenile record does not affect the ability of insurance companies to access your records through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Sacramento, nor will it prevent the Federal Government, including branches of the military service, from accessing your sealed records pursuant to Section 781 of the Welfare and Institutions code.
All juvenile records must be reported even though sealed when applying for a security clearance or employment with a private company that engages in business with the Federal Government.
If your application is denied
The applicant will be informed via phone and follow-up letter with a copy of the Court's denial order. If the judge listed any reasons in the court order as to why the application was denied, the probation department will make sure the applicant is aware.