20 ILCS 2630/5.2 allows qualifying arrests, supervision and probation to be expunged. Only individuals who have NEVER been convicted of a criminal offense or municipal ordinance violation are eligible to expunge records. If you have ever been convicted of a criminal offense or municipal ordinance violation your record may still be eligible for sealing your Illinois criminal record.

Expunging Illinois Criminal Records

Cases in which you have no conviction and the final disposition of your case was one of the following:

  • Acquittal (Find of Not Guilty)
  • SOL (Stricken with Leave)
  • FNPC (Finding of No Probably Cause)
  • NP (Nolle Prosequi)
  • No Charges Filed
  • Dismissal

Cases in which an Order of supervision was entered, you have no other conviction, and five (5) years have passed since the disposition:

  • 625 ILCS 5/3-707 – Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle
  • 625 ILCS 5/3-708 – Suspended Registration for Non-Insurance
  • 625 ILCS 5/3-710 – Display of False Insurance
  • 625 ILCS 5/5-401.3 – Failure of Scrap Dealer to Keep Records
  • 720 ILCS 5/12-3.2 – Domestic Battery
  • 720 ILCS 5/12-15 Criminal Sexual Abuse (if the victim was 18 years of age or older)

Cases in which you have no other conviction, five (5) years have passed since the disposition, and final disposition was one of the below:

  • All offenses that apply to Section 10 (“710”), Section 410 (“1410”), or Section 70 probation (“First Offender” drug probation) or 40-10 probation (“TASC” probation):
    • 720 ILCS 550/4 – Possession of Cannabis
    • 720 ILCS 570/402 – Possession of a Controlled Substance
    • The Steroid Control Act (Repealed)
    • Section 70 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act

Cases in which you have no other conviction, five (5) years have passed since the disposition, and the final disposition was 2nd chance probation:

  • Successful completion of the 2nd chance probation will result in the dismissal of the charges. This means that the following offenses may be expunged:
    • 720 ILCS 570/402 – Class 4 Possession of a Controlled Substance
    • 720 ILCS 646/80 – Possession of Methamphetamine
    • 720 ILCS 5/16-1(b)(1.1) – Theft, if school, place of worship or governmental
    • 720 ILCS 5/21-1(d)(1)(D) – Criminal Damage to Property
    • 720 ILCS 5/21-1.01 – Criminal Damage to Governmental Supported Property
    • 720 ILCS 5/16-1(b)(4) – Class 3 Theft Based on Value of Property
    • 720 ILCS 5/16-22(f)(1) – Retail Theft

Cases in which you have a Class 3 or Class 4 felony conviction, five (5) years have passed since the disposition, and the following conditions apply:

  • You are an Honorably Discharged Veteran
  • You joined the military with a Class 3 or Class 4 felony conviction already on your record OR you were enlisted in the military at the time of conviction. This excludes any offense of violence, sex-related or gun-related.
  • You served at least one full tour of duty in the U.S. military.
  • To qualify you must first submit a Request for Consideration to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board.

Cases in which you received and successfully completed supervision for Reckless Driving, it is after your 25th birthday, and the following conditions apply:

  • The incident must have occurred on or after January 1, 2013
  • The incident must have occurred prior to your 25th birthday
  • You do not have any convictions on your record for DUI or Reckless Driving

Cases in which you were placed on court supervision for something other than the offenses listed above and two (2) years have passed since the disposition