If you have eligible juvenile cases, you can learn how to ask the court to expunge them on the Juvenile Expungements page.
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.
You need: Notice of Filing for Expungement and/or Sealing Request to Expunge & Impound and/or Seal Criminal Records Order to Expunge & Impound and/or Seal Criminal Records Order Denying Request to Expunge & Impound and/or Seal Criminal Records (download this document ONLY if your case is in Cook County) You may also need: Additional Notice of Filing for Expungement and/or Sealing (if you have more than two arresting agencies, or if you were arrested in [...]