It is different for each case. For example, if you are asking to expunge or seal a drug case, you must include the results of a drug test for your expungement or sealing. Some counties may also require you to attach copies of your court dispositions. You can learn more about special documentation by asking a question in our forum or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have to file separate requests for expungement or sealing in each county where you have arrests and charges. You will have to pay filing fees in each county (unless you get a waiver for the fees).
There are three main types of criminal records: Court dispositions. Court dispositions are the final judgments (or outcomes) in a case. You won’t have court dispositions for arrests or charges that never went to court. Chicago RAP Sheet. A RAP sheet is a Record of Arrests and Prosecutions. It lists all the arrests, charges and outcomes you’ve had in Chicago. You only need this if you were arrested, charged, tried or sentenced in Chicago. You [...]
Your criminal records give you important information on each case you want to expunge or seal. You’ll find the offenses you were arrested for, your exact charges and your case outcomes on your criminal records. This information is important, because it tells you whether you can expunge or seal your records.