Q: When is my next court date?
A: Criminal Division staff is available to check the case number or perform a name check in the computer to determine court dates.
Q: When will I get my bond refund?
A: A customer can expect a bond refund within 4 to 6 weeks of the final disposition. The Criminal Division will prepare the bond refund documents, which are then forwarded to the Accounting Department to be audited and processed.
Q: How much is bond for my relative or friend?
A: Criminal Division staff is available to check the case number or perform a name check in the computer to determine the bond amount.
Q: How do I expunge or seal my record?
A: In order to have a record expunged or sealed, the applicant must complete the appropriate forms which can be obtained from any of our Clerk’s Office locations. If your case was a Chicago arrest, you can file in either of the following locations. If your case was a suburban arrest, you must file in the suburban district with the jurisdictions of that suburb.
Q: Where do I appear in court?
A: With the appropriate case number or defendant’s name, this information can be obtained by the Criminal Division staff or by following our phone prompts at 773-674-9255. There are also self-service kiosks located on the 1st Floor lobby of the Criminal Division. Please be advised that an information booth is available for further assistance, if required.
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