Can my juvenile adjudication be vacated or reveresed now that I am an adult?

I have an expungement hearing hearing next week for a juvenile charge and I know the military still looks at expunged records so I was wondering if it were possible for the judge to vacate the finding of guilt instead of just expunging the record?

Asked on June 5, 2012 under Criminal Law, Illinois

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately under the laws of all states in this country, once one has been convicted of a criminal offense where there was no probationary period where the court reserved jurisdiction to dismiss the conviction, the best one can hope for is an expungement.

However, under the laws of all states in this country, the criminal records of minors are sealed and can only be opened after notice is given to all concerned and after a court hearing on the matter.


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