Juvenile court records are not considered criminal records--but they can hurt you if they are reachable by employers, landlords, and others. If you qualify, you should seal your juvenile record to avoid this result.
Juvenile Records: The Basics
To seal your juvenile court record, you must qualify and file necessary paperwork with the court.
The path of a criminal case through the courts is complicated. The way cases are handled varies from state to state and county to county. If you've been charged with a crime, you'll want to talk to a lawyer familiar with your area and courts.