Juvenile Law Enforcement Record Automatic Expungement

PUBLIC NOTICE

Juvenile Law Enforcement Record Automatic Expungement

Morton Grove, IL

 

The expungement of juvenile law enforcement records in Illinois is governed by Part 9 of the Article V of the Juvenile Court act of 1987 (705 ILCS 405/5-915). Only records maintained by the Morton Grove Police Department are covered by this notice.

When you are investigated, arrested, or charged with an offense, a law enforcement record is created, even if you are released without charges. 705 ILCS 405/5-915(0.1) requires Illinois law enforcement agencies to expunge juvenile law enforcement records relating to events occurring before an individual’s 18th birthday if:

(1) One year or more has elapsed since the date of the arrest or law enforcement interaction documented in the records;

(2) No petition for delinquency or criminal charges were filed with the clerk of the circuit court relating to the arrest or law enforcement interaction documented in the records; and

(3) Six months have elapsed since the date of the arrest without an additional subsequent arrest or filing of a petition for delinquency or criminal charges whether related or not to the arrest of law enforcement interaction documented in the records.

Pursuant to 705 ILCS 405/5-915(.15), prior to January 1, 2020, the Morton Grove Police Department has expunged any and all qualifying juvenile law enforcement records maintained by our agency which were created after January 1, 2013 but before January 1, 2018. This does not apply to violations of traffic, boating, fish and game laws, county or municipal ordinances, or records that relate to an offense that if committed by an adult would be considered an office classified as Class 2 felony or higher, an offense under Article 11 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or Criminal Code of 2012, or an offense under Sections 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, or 12-16 of the Criminal Code of 1961.

This document serves as notice of expungement for events occurring between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015. Notice of expungement for events occurring between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017 have been mailed to the juvenile’s last known address.

Should you need additional information, please refer to the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (705 ILCS 405/5-915) .

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