Category: Juvenile Crimes

What Types of Juvenile Records Can Be Expunged?

Many types of juvenile records can be expunged, including arrests that didn’t result in charges or court cases and many convictions. The types of juvenile records that you can expunge include: All arrests that didn’t result in a court case


  • Court cases that were thrown out or in which you were found not guilty
  • Court cases where you were sentenced to supervision and completed it successfully
  • Court cases in
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FAQ On Juvenile Expungement in Illinois

If you’re like many people who have juvenile criminal records, you have a lot of questions – and many of them can be answered with a quick call to a Chicago expungement attorney (we’re available at 847-920-4540 if you’d like a free case review).

However, we’ve put together a list of juvenile expungement FAQ here, too, so you can find all the answers you need.

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Can You Expunge a Juvenile Record in Chicago?

If you’re like many people who ran into trouble with the law as a kid, you want to know if you can expunge a juvenile record in Chicago. The good news: In many cases, yes, you can expunge a juvenile record. And if you don’t want anyone to find out about your past record, your best bet is to try to have it expunged.

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Are Juvenile Records Automatically Expunged?

If you’re an adult who made some mistakes in the past – meaning, you have a juvenile criminal record – you need to know that although all law enforcement and court records from juvenile court are sealed, they’re often still there.

That means you need your juvenile records expunged if you don’t want anyone to see them.

Are Juvenile Records Automatically Expunged?

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Do Juvenile Records Show Up On a Background Check?

If you’re like many people, you’ve wondered if juvenile records show up on a background check – and the answer isn’t always simple.

A recent report by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, only three out every 1,000 juvenile records are ever destroyed – and that includes arrests that never resulted in convictions.

But will they ever show up in a background check?

Here’s what you need to know.

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Juvenile Expungements in Illinois: Are They Automatic?

Research shows that despite laws put in place that are supposed to make it easier for juveniles to expunge their records, it’s not working out that way—and that can spell disaster for people who committed crimes when they were minors but have since gotten back on track.

According to a report by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, for every 1,000 juvenile arrests, only three records are ever destroyed. That includes Read More


Can You Expunge a Juvenile Record in Illinois?

Having a juvenile record can prevent you from getting certain jobs – particularly those in regulated fields, such as nursing or law enforcement. Although juvenile records aren’t supposed to be available to the general public, sometimes they’re accidentally shared with potential employers.

The only real way to make sure nobody can find out about your juvenile record is to have it expunged. However, the military, some law enforcement agencies and Read More


What You Need to Know About Juvenile Expungements in Chicago

It’s become easier to get juvenile expungements, but that doesn’t mean that any juvenile case can be erased from your record. However, if you were under the age of 18 when you were arrested, accused or convicted of certain crimes, you may be eligible for expungement. It’s always best to talk to a Cook County expungement lawyer who can evaluate your case and help you determine whether you may qualify. Read More


Juvenile Arrest Records in Chicago

Last year, there were about 21,000 juvenile arrests in Illinois. Many of them were for small misdemeanor charges, and in Cook County, about 75 percent of these arrests don’t even result in criminal charges. The problem? Those arrests will stay on their records unless they work through the court system or call a Chicago expungement attorney to get them taken off.

So what does that mean for their futures?

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Chicago Expungement of Juvenile Records: New Legislation to Help Young Adults

Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation in early June, effectively giving a handful of Chicago adults a free pass on mistakes they made as minors. The new law automatically expunges juvenile arrest records in a limited number of cases, which can help young people move away from their past and toward a brighter future — one that doesn’t include a criminal record.

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