Overview Description

A record relating to an arrest for which no petition for delinquency was filed can be expunged upon petition at any time following the decision not to file charges. 705 ILCS 405/5-915(1)(a).

Ineligible Category or Citation

The record will be ineligible for expungement under this section if that person's record is otherwise eligible for expungement under subsections (0.1), (0.2), or (0.3). 705 ILCS 405/5-915(1).

Procedure General

The petition must be filed with the court and be substantially similar to the form provided in subsection 2.8. 705 ILCS 405/5-915. For the specific procedure, see 705 ILCS 405/5-915(3).


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


To expunge means to physically destroy the records and to obliterate the minor’s name and juvenile court records from any official index, public record, or electronic database. No evidence of the juvenile court records can be retained by any law enforcement agency or the juvenile court, or by any municipal, county, or state agency or department. 705 ILCS 405/5-915(.05).

For further information about the effect of expungement, see 705 ILCS 405/5-915(4), (8)(a).


See 705 ILCS 405/5-915(2.8) for information regarding the appropriate forms.

Waiting Periods

A petition can be filed at any time.


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