Is an Underage DUI Similar to a Juvenile Offense in How the Courts Treat it?

Most attorneys will tell a client that a juvenile offense is eligible for sealing and destroying under Welfare and Institutions Code § 781 and 781.5.  In contrast, an adult record does not enjoy such a forgiving approach and sealing an adult record is virtually impossible.  What about DUI as a juvenile?  Does an underage DUI benefit from the same willingness to forgive and forget?  Click on the following link to read a summary of a recent federal court decision that addressed this quandary:

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