When your record is expunged, the physical copies of your record are destroyed and your name is removed from any index. However, even after a juvenile record is expunged, certain agencies can still access your record if you apply to work for them, including:
- Law enforcement agencies
- The Department of Corrections
- The military
The State's Attorney and other prosecutors can review your juvenile record if you are charged with a new crime.
Law enforcement agencies cannot see your expunged record unless you’re applying to work for them.
Immigration officials may also have access to expunged records, or see that you had an arrest expunged, but may not be able to see the details of that arrest. Speak to an immigration attorney about how getting an arrest expunged could impact one’s immigration status
Updated: June 2017