The process takes several weeks because the proper parties must be noticed and have an opportunity to object. The law enforcement agency or Juvenile Court (depending on the situation) has 20 days to issue notice after they receive your request. Once notice has been sent, those parties have 15 to 20 days to submit an objection depending on the type of service. After the objection period is over, the law enforcement agency or Juvenile Court Presiding Judge should make a decision within 15 days.
If your petition is urgent, you may file a motion to shorten time with the Juvenile Court Presiding Judge. This motion may be prepared in the form of a letter and must state a good reason why the objection period should be shortened. Usually it takes 15 to 60 days from the date you submit the Petition to receive a ruling. However, it may take longer to receive an answer if there is a delay in locating the police records or if proper notice has not been given.