Section 12-15-137

Proceedings for destruction of legal and social files and records of juvenile courts pertaining to certain persons and effect thereof.

(a) A person who has been the subject of a delinquency petition and has met the conditions stipulated in subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of Section 12-15-136, five years after reaching the age of majority, may file a motion requesting the destruction of all records pertaining to his or her case. If the juvenile court grants the motion, copies of the order shall be sent to all offices, departments, or agencies that are repositories of the records, and all the offices, departments, and agencies shall comply with the order.

(b) Upon the entry of a destruction order, all references including arrest, complaints, referrals, petitions, reports, and orders shall be removed from all department or agency official and institutional files and destroyed.

(c) A person who has been the subject of a delinquency petition shall be notified of his or her rights under subsection (a) of Section 12-15-136 and subsection (a) of this section and at the time of his or her final discharge.

(Act 2008-277, p. 441, §8)