Either expunging or sealing records in Illinois is very limited.
Based on my reading of the law, this offense would not be eligible for expungement or sealing. Here's an outline of who is eligible under the law.
1. Your record can be expunged of municipal ordinance, misdemeanor
and felony charges IF:
- You were found NOT GUILTY of the charges, OR
- The State dismissed the charges against you.
2. If you were sentenced to supervision for certain misdemeanors, AND
- It has been at least five years since supervision was
- You have not been arrested or criminally charged since the
supervision was discharged.3. If you were sentenced to probation for certain misdemeanors, AND
- It has been five years since successful termination of
- You have not been arrested or criminally charged since
probation was discharged, and there are no charges pending
against you.4. If you were released without conviction following a sentence of
supervision for certain offenses - EXCEPT DUI and any sexual
offenses committed against a minor younger than 18 - AND it has
been two years since successful discharge and dismissal from
supervision.5. If you were convicted or found guilty AND EITHER
- You received a pardon from the governor that specifically
authorizes an expungement*, OR
- Your conviction was set aside on direct review or collateral
attack, and the court "determines by clear and convincing
evidence that the defendant was factually innocent."