Chicago Criminal Expungements Blog

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

What Are Expungement Services in Chicago?

If you’re looking for expungement services, it probably means you’ve got a criminal record – and that you want a fresh start. But what can an expungement service do for you?

What Are Expungement Services in Chicago?

Expungement services performed by an attorney in Chicago can include:

What is an Expungement?

The term expungement refers to clearing your criminal record. The agency or agencies that have copies of your records, which can include local, city and state police departments (including the agency that arrested you and those that you were transferred to), will receive a court order to destroy your records or return them to you.

When your record is expunged, nobody can see it because it no longer exists.

What is a Sealing?

Criminal record sealing is a little different from expungement. The agencies that have your records keep them, but they’re no longer available during standard background checks that most employers, some landlords, and some creditors perform. Instead, they’re only available to some employers (like those in the healthcare field) and law enforcement agencies, as well as the military.

(Find out if you’re eligible for expungement now.)

Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About Criminal Record Expungement?

If you’re thinking about expungement services, we may be able to help you. Call us at 847-920-4540 right now for a free case review. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can prepare the paperwork and file a petition through the court on your behalf.



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