Overview Description

Records relating to an offense that would be a Class B or Class C misdemeanor or a petty or business offense if committed by an adult may be expunged upon petition following the termination of all juvenile court proceedings relating to the incident. 705 ILCS 405/5-915(1)(d).

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 substantially similar to the form provided in subsection 2.8. 705 ILCS 405/5-915. For specific procedure, see 705 ILCS 405/5-915(3).

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding fees.

Effect

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 may be retained by any law enforcement agency, 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).

Forms

See 705 ILCS 405/5-915(2.8).

Waiting Periods

A petition may be filed at any time upon termination of all juvenile court proceedings relating to that incident.

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