A criminal record is a document that shows a person’s criminal convictions. The effects of a criminal record could stay with you for years. It could affect what kind of job you may get, where you could get into school and so much more. When you are convicted of a crime that conviction could have effects that stick with you for a lifetime. Most teens believe that their record is wiped clean at the age of 18 but that is not necessarily true considering changes in the law have made it very difficult to leave your record in the past.
When you are convicted of a crime, that conviction could have effects that stick with you your whole life. When you have a criminal record, it is good to know and fully understand what it means. Don’t be afraid to ask questions of your lawyer or your probation officer. If you committed a less serious crime, your record will be private.
This means you don’t need to tell anyone except a judge that you have been convicted of a crime as a teen. Employers will not be able to find this out.