Shut It Down: How You Can Seal Your Court Records
These are the steps jurisdictions generally require before a judge might agree to seal, or even destroy, your records.
All court proceedings are public—that's the default. Anyone with time to visit the local courthouse and make a request at the records desk has been able to view them.
Since the advent of digitized records and the internet, of course, visiting happens across all 50 states at the tap of a button or two. It's one thing to accept that a private detecti...