Juvenile Division


Juvenile FAQs


When is my court hearing?


Please refer to the court documents you received for the date and time of your next hearing. 

Hearing information will be provided to individuals with legal access to the case (e.g. parties to the case) upon presentation of proper identification. Information cannot be provided over the telephone.



When a child turns 18, will his or her record “disappear"?


No. Records are not automatically sealed or expunged when a child turns 18. If you have not completed a formal sealing and expungement process, the record remains in our system. Visit  our Criminal section for more information on the sealing and expungement process.



How do I get a juvenile record sealed/expunged?


The sealing and expungement of court records can be a complex process. Consider contacting an attorney of your choosing for guidance. For more information on the sealing and expungement process, visit the Criminal section of our website. 



If juvenile records are confidential, how come it shows up when I apply for a job?


Specific agencies like the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have access to juvenile records. Case information may be revealed when employers conduct pre-employment background checks.



I was arrested as a juvenile. How can I obtain copies of my case information?


See the Juvenile Case Information page of the Juvenile section, then select Request Juvenile Records.



How can I find out if my child has been arrested?


Please contact the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) at (407) 836-8800 for more information.



What happens after my child has been arrested?


Please contact the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) at (407) 836-8800 for more information.



What forms of payment are accepted for restitution payments on a juvenile case?


Accepted forms of payment on restitution cases are cash or money order only. Money orders can be made payable to the Orange County Clerk of Courts.