This July has welcomed some exceptional news — the expansion of sealing laws in Illinois! Bill HB3061, formerly HB5723, will soon go into effect and has expanded the eligibility for the sealing of criminal records.
This new law enables those with criminal records to petition the Prisoner Review Board to seal all Class 3 and 4 felony convictions, with the exception of violent, sex, or DUI crimes. Prior to this new legislation, only Class 4 drug crimes and prostitution convictions were eligible for sealing. Bill HB3061 will expand the pool of those eligible to seal their criminal records from the public, thereby enabling better access to jobs, housing, and education.
To determine your eligibility under this new legislation, call the Xpunge Chicago today for a free case review. Calls are confidential and we will handle your case from start to finish. Do not allow your past to haunt your future — expunge your past and expand your future! 847-920-4540 or XpungeChicago.com
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.