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Matter of Carlton B – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In Matter of Carlton B. (268 AD2d 368, 702 NYS2d 270 [2000]), the Family Court's refusal to seal the record where the respondent had been adjudicated a juvenile delinquent as a result of having committed a "serious assault" and where the respondent was subsequently incarcerated for a "subsequent murder conviction" and was seeking parole, was affirmed.

In affirming the order denying the sealing motion, the Appellate Division held that the interest of justice would not be served by sealing the juvenile delinquency adjudication.

The Court observed that the respondent was seeking to be paroled with respect to a subsequent murder conviction, and that the Parole Board should have the information relating to the juvenile delinquency adjudication available to it for consideration (268 AD2d at 369).