Overview Description

Records relating to 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 that incident. 705 ILCS 405/5-915(1)(d).
(Effective Jan. 1, 2018)

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

No statutory language.

Effect

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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