Bill Status of HB1770 100th General Assembly
Short Description: CRIM ID-IMMEDIATE SEALING
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford
| 3/31/2017||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Identification Act. Provides that records of charges that result in an acquittal or dismissal with prejudice, except for minor traffic offenses, may be immediately sealed after the final disposition of the case. Provides that upon entry of judgment, the defendant shall be informed of this right and the proper procedures to follow to have records that are eligible be immediately sealed. Provides that a petition may be filed on behalf of the defendant by his or her attorney at the final disposition hearing, or by the defendant at any time. Provides that the State's Attorney may not object to an immediate sealing petition, and the presiding trial judge shall enter an order granting or denying the petition during the hearing in which the petition is filed. Provides that if the petition is denied, the court shall deny the petition without prejudice. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.