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Expungement Information

Expungement of Law Enforcement Records


The Hinsdale Police Department will automatically expunge juvenile law enforcement records as set in 705 ILCS 405/5-915.

Law Enforcement records include records of arrest, station adjustments, fingerprints, probation adjustments, the issuance of a notice to appear and any other records or documents maintained by the Hinsdale Police Department relating to a minor suspected of, or arrested for, committing an offense.  These records do not include local ordinance arrests or citations sent to court or records identifying a juvenile as a victim, witness or missing juvenile.

On or before January 1 of each year, qualifying 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)      6 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 or law enforcement interaction documented in the records. 

 Nothing prohibits an individual with a law enforcement record from filing for an expungement prior to the completion of the automatic expungement.

For automatically expunged records occurring after January 1, 2016, a letter will be mailed to the subject and address listed in the law enforcement record.  If an arrest required a court appearance, the arrestee must petition the court for expungement.  Use the link below for assistance with that process.   Records indicating a disposition of Peer Jury, Station Adjustment or release without charges will be automatically expunged.

For both Adult and Juvenile expungement information, including a guided interview for assistance in completing the forms, click  HERE.

If you would like to obtain a printed copy of this expungement information, you can come to the Hinsdale Police Department lobby.  The lobby hours are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM.