If you have steroid charges or a steroid-related conviction on your criminal record in Illinois, there’s good news: You may be able to seal it. Here’s what you need to know.
Can You Seal Steroid-Related Convictions in Illinois?
Steroid-related offenses can be sealed in Illinois as long as they meet certain criteria. If you’re not sure whether your record qualifies for sealing, you should talk to a Chicago expungement and sealing attorney who will review your criminal record and let you know what steps you can take to clear it.
Sealing Steroid Convictions in Illinois
Steroid convictions are often eligible for sealing. Generally, any Class 3 felonies that fall under the Steroid Control Act can be sealed. That means it’ll remain on your record, but most people won’t be able to see it.
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Who Can See Sealed Records?
When your criminal record is sealed, it’s only available to agencies that use fingerprint-based background checks (typically those that are run through the Federal Bureau of Investigation). Some employers, such as the military and some healthcare facilities, as well as law enforcement officials and those working in the criminal justice system will still be able to see your record.
However, landlords, most employers, creditors and people running a standard background check on you won’t be able to see your sealed records. That’s true whether you’ve sealed a forgery conviction or any other conviction on your record; a sealed record is unavailable to the general public.
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What About Arrests and Charges?
If you were arrested on suspicion of a steroid-related offense, or if you were charged with this type of offense but never convicted, you’re most likely eligible to expunge it from your record. Expungement is different from sealing because in expungement, your records are destroyed or returned to you; nobody will ever see them because they no longer exist.
Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About Expunging or Sealing Your Criminal Record?
If you need to speak with an attorney about clearing your criminal record, we may be able to help you. Call us at 847-920-4540 now or fill out the form below for a free consultation.
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