Expunge

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Expunge

To destroy; blot out; obliterate; erase; efface designedly; strike out wholly. The act of physically destroying information—including criminal records—in files, computers, or other depositories.

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But history has shown us that "killing the messenger" never expunges the message.
And since virtually every state seals or expunges juvenile records, offenders need not worry about prior convictions haunting them in the adult world.