If you’re a University of Illinois student who’s made a mistake (or two) and now you’re stuck living with the consequences of having a criminal record, there may be a way for you to get a fresh start.
Criminal record expungement may be a way for you to leave your mistakes in the past, where they belong, so you can focus on your future after graduation.
Many people in situations like yours hire a Champaign expungement lawyer who puts in the hours and works to make it all happen.
What is Expungement?
Expungement is a legal process that completely erases your criminal record… and if you’ve been arrested, you have a criminal record.
You may be eligible for expungement in Champaign (whether or not you’re a U of I student) if you:
Some people, such as honorably discharged military veterans, are eligible to expunge Class 3 or Class 4 felonies.
Why Worry About Your Criminal Record Before You Graduate?
Let’s face it: job searches are tough. They’re even tougher if you have a criminal background that a potential employer can see.
Do you really want to deal with that after you graduate?
The expungement process can take a while; it doesn’t happen overnight. The state may object to your expungement, and if they do, you may be entitled to a hearing… and this all takes time.
The sooner you begin working with a Champaign expungement lawyer, the sooner you’ll be able to move forward with your life.
Do You Need to Talk to a Champaign Expungement Lawyer?
If you need to talk to an attorney about clearing your criminal record and getting the fresh start you deserve, call us at 847-920-4540 right away for a free expungement consultation. We may be able to help you.