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Illinois Expungement Attorneys

CLEAR YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD IN ILLINOIS


Many criminal charges in Illinois can be erased, or expunged, from your record. Contact our experienced expungement lawyers today to see if your case qualifies.




Illinois Expungement Lawyers


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When you are charged with a crime, even if the charges are dropped, you never appear in court, or the case is dismissed, it still creates a permanent criminal record. This can have an adverse impact on your future, and that is why you need a lawyer committed to helping erase criminal records through expungement or criminal record sealing. Our network of Illinois Expungement Lawyers has successfully defended individuals charged with criminal offenses in Cook County, Kane County, DuPage County, Will County, and communities throughout the Chicago area.

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Expungements in Illinois


A criminal record can affect you in numerous ways, including being denied from obtaining credit or financing, denied housing, denied employment, and denied entry into college. An expungement means your record is wiped clean as if the case never happened. To qualify, you must meet certain criteria. Some of the most common instances when you may qualify to have your criminal record expunged include being acquitted (not guilty), the case being dismissed, successful completion of court supervision, and successful completion of qualified probation (Chapter 20 and “First Offender”). We thoroughly examine the specific circumstances of your case and put experience to work to determine if expungement is a viable option. If not, we look at other alternatives that can lead to a similar practical result.

 

Criminal Record Sealing and Other Alternatives


Except in very limited circumstances, criminal convictions cannot be expunged in Illinois. However, some misdemeanors, felonies and municipal violations can qualify for record sealing. This means that although your criminal record remains, it is not available to anyone outside of the court system and law enforcement. For this reason, sealing can have the same practical effect as expungements, allowing you access to credit, employment, housing, education, and essentially giving you the same opportunities as someone without a criminal record. If you do not qualify to have your record expunged or sealed, you may submit a petition for executive clemency or a pardon from the governor.

Our Illinois Expungement Lawyers are committed to helping clear your name, so you can move forward with your life. Toward that end, we explore every available legal avenue to effectively erase your criminal record. Our network partners' rates are very reasonable in most cases.

For a consultation with our experienced and compassionate Illinois expungement attorneys, contact us today. Our network of lawyers represents clients for expungements and other criminal matters throughout the Chicago area including Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Will County.

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