The best way to make sure that your record won’t haunt you in the future is to go through the process called expunction (or expungement). Expunction means the removal and destruction or sealing of all your records with the court and related agencies. You can get your record expunged by submitting an Application for Expunction at the Juvenile Court. This process is almost never automatic; you must request it. Expunction is not permissible for some serious offenses, and a waiting period is often required. Find the Application for Expunction in Multnomah County at the Multnomah County website (this application is available in English, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese).

For more information getting your record expunged, please see this guide: Getting Your Record Expunged

Please note that the information contained in this document is not meant to replace the advice of an attorney. Many of the laws regarding expunction are subject to frequent change. If you have further questions, you may need to research the statutes or hire an attorney for legal advice.