The following juvenile records can be expunged:
- Arrests where you did not go to court. This includes:
- Cases that did not result in a finding of guilt, whether dismissed (“thrown out”), found not guilty, etc. A case can be dismissed by Nolle Prosequi or Stricken Off with Leave to Reinstate (SOL).
- Cases where you were sentenced to supervision and completed it successfully.
- Cases where you were found guilty of a Class B or C misdemeanor or petty offense.
- Cases where you were found guilty of a Class A misdemeanor or felony (except for first-degree murder and felony sex offenses) if it has been at least 2 years since your sentence ended.
The following juvenile records cannot be expunged:
- Found guilty of first-degree murder
- Found guilty of a felony sex offense
If you were arrested for one of these offenses but were not found guilty or were found guilty of a different kind of offense, you may still be able to expunge that record.
If you went to court for a case, the charges listed in the final outcome or disposition are what you should use to determine whether a record can be expunged. These charges may be different than the charge you were arrested for.
What if I have some records that can be expunged and some that cannot?
You can expunge the parts of your record that qualify, even if other parts do not.
Updated: June 2018