For months, I have been telling my clients about HB 3061, now widely known as “the Illinois sealing bill”. In essence, HB 3061 expands the pool of offenses eligible for sealing. Just last week, Governor Pat Quinn signed HB 3061, which immediately went into effect. Under this new law, several non-violent felonies have been added to the list of offenses for which records may sealed. The offenses include retail theft, forgery, possession of burglary tools and possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.
If your criminal background is hindering your job prospects and life opportunities, call Xpunge Chicago today for a free case review. Illinois’ new sealing law may enable your chances of getting back on your feet and contributing to your community.
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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.