Utica, NY asked in Criminal Law for New York

Q: When u r 18 fecords r sealed do u have to tell them y u got arrested

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Marco Caviglia Esq.
Marco Caviglia Esq.
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Kingston, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: If you have a sealed record, that means that no one can access without a court order (subject to some exceptions). If you are applying to college or for a job, typically (unless it's for police work, for example), you should not be asked if you were arrested. You can be asked if you were convicted of a crime. If the record is sealed because your case was dismissed or you are Youthful Offender, then you can honestly answer "NO" to the question of whether you have ever been convicted.

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