When you successfully complete your sentence, your probation officer is required to recommend to the judge that the case be discharged under the First Offender Act. The judge is then required to sign an Order of Discharge and file it at the clerk’s office so the charge is sealed from your GCIC criminal history record. After the discharge is entered, the records of your case will be sealed on your official criminal history (for most purposes). If the incident is still showing on your GCIC criminal history record, some part of the process was not completed.
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