Look here for information on the extent to which juvenile cases remain under wraps. (For state-specific information on sealing juvenile court records, see Expunging or Sealing a Juvenile Court Record, and click on the link to your state.)
Sealing Juvenile Court Records
Former juvenile offenders may be able to get a fresh start of sorts by filing a petition in court seeking expungement (sealing) of a juvenile court conviction.
Is there a difference between "sealing" and "expunging" juvenile records?
Many young—and even older—adults who were in trouble with the law as juveniles reasonably wonder whether they can have the relevant records sealed or expunged.