Records of delinquent juveniles (except for felony and traffic convictions) and CHINS (Children In Need of Services) juveniles must be destroyed after the juvenile has reached age 19, or after five years have passed since the person's last Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court hearing: whichever event occurs later. In the case of traffic cases, the record is destroyed after the year in which the juvenile reaches age 29 unless the juvenile later commits a felony after becoming an adult. The records of a proceeding where a juvenile has committed a felony are not destroyed. If a juvenile is found not guilty of a misdemeanor offense, he or she may request in writing for early destruction of the records.
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