In New Hampshire, juvenile records are confidential and hidden from public view. For very serious crimes, the media may be able to obtain some information about a juvenile case, but the juvenile’s name may not be disclosed.
When you turn twenty-one, your juvenile court record and any police records will be automatically sealed and placed in an inactive file. You do not need to take any action to seal your record. Your sealed record will be treated as though it never existed, though police officers and prosecutors may be granted access to your record if necessary to investigate and prosecute later criminal activity. Generally, you are not required to disclose information about your sealed juvenile record to anyone.
(New Hampshire Statutes § 169-B:35.)
Getting Legal Help
If you have questions about New Hampshire juvenile court records, contact the New Hampshire Division of Juvenile Justice Services. For advice about your personal circumstances, consult a qualified criminal law attorney. A good lawyer can evaluate your situation and provide the guidance you need.