Records do not get expunged automatically. You have to file a petition asking for expunction. If a judge grants the petition it is as though the offense never happened. All court and law enforcement records are wiped clean. TASC adds an additional step because it is a conviction. Generally speaking convictions cannot be expunged unless they are vacated. Successfully completed TASC probation convictions can be vacated under certain circumstances.
Taken from 20 ILCS 301/40-10:
Having an experienced criminal defense attorney is crucial. He or she can assist your son in several way such as seeking to suppress (get excluded as evidence against him) any illegally obtained statements he may have made or items that were illegally seized from his possession. He or she can also build a defense to the charges and seek a reduction in the charges or punishment, and evaluate if there is a fitness to stand trial issue to get your son some mental health treatment.
There are many attorneys out there, myself included, who will give a free consultation. However, if you are talking about having a lawyer comb through documents for evidence of potential white-collar crime, that goes beyond consultation. If you are lawfully in their possession, turn the records over to the police and they can determine if a crime was committed and bring charges against the perpetrator.
Assault, aggravated assault, battery, mob action (felony or misdemeanor depending), aggravated battery (several ways it can be charged and be a felony), and though not likely, attempt first degree murder, The guilt or innocence of any depends on several factors and each girl should have her own attorney to avoid any potential or actual conflict of interest.
Planning to do everything and actually doing it are two different matters. I assume/hope you were not charged in juvenile court because fines are not authorized under the Illinois Juvenile Court Act. This means you were likely charged under a municipal ordinance. This presents a mixed bag with good and bad. On the one hand a municipal charge results in a public arrest and court record, regardless of your age, that is freely available to anyone who wants to look you up. If it were a...
I agree with Mr. Brinkmeier regarding the distinction between expunged records and sealed records. If you want to know about professional licenses visit the IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The link is below.
Although you have only 30 days to ask to "reconsider" a sentence from the date of its imposition for purposes of preserving a sentencing issue for appeal, the terms of probation can be modified anytime. See 730 ILCS 5/5-6-4(f): "The conditions of probation, of conditional discharge, of supervision, or of a sentence of county impact incarceration may be modified by the court on motion of the supervising agency or on its own motion or at the request of the offender after notice and a hearing."...
A 17 year old charged with a misdemeanor will either be prosecuted by the State in juvenile court, or the child may be prosecuted by the city in branch court.
In juvenile court it's probably court supervision, usual orders to include going to school, staying off drugs and away from gangs and dangerous weapons, and not leaving the State without permission. You may also have to perform community service, write an essay, and stay away from the store.
In branch court it's probably deferred...
The answer is found in the statute: Place of trial. 720 ILCS 5/1-6(g)
A person who commits theft of property may be tried in any county in which he exerted control over such property.
"Exerting control" can be the actual taking or any act of possession of the item.