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      CHC 921     


Art. 921. Order of expungement and sealing; agency records

            A. An order for the expungement and sealing of juvenile records and reports shall be in the form provided in Article 925 and shall require that both of the following occur:

            (1) Except as otherwise provided by law, all officials, agencies, institutions, boards, systems, and law enforcement offices, and their employees, agents, and consultants, expunge and seal all records and reports, in any form, and any other photographic, fingerprint, DNA, or any other information of any kind and all kinds or descriptions relating to the conduct or conditions referred to in the motion for expungement and sealing.

            (2) All agencies and law enforcement offices file with the court an affidavit to the effect that such records and reports have been expunged and sealed and that no notation or references have been retained in any central depository which will or might lead to the inference that any record or report ever was on file with that agency or law enforcement office. A copy of the affidavit of expungement and sealing shall be retained by the court.

            B. The order shall state that the expungement and sealing is to be effected no later than thirty days from the date of the order. The order shall also specify the limitations on information that may be maintained in accordance with this Article.

            C. An order for expungement and sealing shall be served in the manner provided for service of the motion on both the district attorney and the head of each agency whose records or reports are to be expunged and sealed.

            D. A copy of the order of expungement and sealing may be maintained by the custodian of records and reports of the agency or office. However, the custodian shall not disclose to anyone the fact that such order is maintained or that the expunged and sealed records or reports previously existed except upon written order of the court.

            Acts 1997, No. 1127, §1, eff. July 14, 1997; Acts 2017, No. 362, §1.

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