Records relating to what would be a Class B or Class C misdemeanor or a petty or business offense if committed by an adult will be expunged within 60 business days. 705 ILCS 405/5-915(0.2)(a).
Ineligible Category or Citation
No statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.
The expungement is automatic. However, if the chief law enforcement officer of an agency, or their designee, certifies in writing that certain information is needed for a pending investigation involving the commission of a felony, that identifying information can be retained in an intelligence file until the investigation is terminated or for one additional year, whichever is sooner. 705 ILCS 405/5-915(0.2)(b).
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).