Guide to Criminal Record Expungement and Sealing in Illinois
Inside your free expungement e-book, you’ll learn about:
What expungement really is, and how it’s different from criminal record sealing
How to figure out whether you’re eligible to clear your record, either through expungement or sealing
What types of crimes and offenses you can clear from your criminal record
How the expungement and sealing processes work
What happens if the state’s attorney or anyone else objects to your expungement petition
What the judge will review when he or she is considering your petition
Whether you’re entitled to appeal if you’re not happy with the judge’s decision
…and so much more!
What’s Inside Our Free Expungement and Sealing E-Book
Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside this all-inclusive, information-packed e-Book:
If you still have questions about expungement or sealing, we’d love to help. Call us at 847-920-4540 right now or fill out the form below. You can also look into DIY expungement and sealing, which is an affordable alternative to having an attorney handle your case for you.
If you have multiple cases in multiple counties, it may be a lot more cost-effective for you to handle them yourself. When you use our DIY expungement and sealing service, you get exclusive access to all our video and written instructions for filling out forms, how to file, and so much more. You also get access to an attorney who can help you through your case. Our DIY service is available for every county in the state of Illinois, so although we’re based in Chicago, you can use our service – and communicate with our attorneys – no matter where you are.
If you’re expunging your criminal record in Illinois, you must first make sure you’re eligible. So what do you look for on your record to determine whether you’re eligible for criminal record clearing?
Here’s what you need to know.
Expunging Your Record? Here’s What to Look For
When you talk to a Chicago expungement attorney about clearing your criminal record, you’ll need a complete copy of your record. If you
Clearing your criminal record through sealing gives you a fresh start – it means that most people will never be able to see your history through a regular background check. However, there are seven criminal offenses you can never seal in Illinois; they must stay on your criminal record forever unless you receive a pardon from the governor or they’re vacated or reversed.