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The Illinois Offender Initiative ProgramEven the most respected, honorable members of our community make mistakes. Sometimes, that mistake results in a violation of the law that leads to a felony. But not all defendants convicted on theft charges, for example, are given the same sentence. The court will decide punishment based on the criminal violation, circumstances surrounding the crime, the defendant’s prior criminal record, and other specifics. In some cases, only when the defendant has no prior criminal record, the charge may be dismissed and their record expunged. This is called the Offender Initiative Program. For an alternative to prison, contact us today to find out more.

For Some Felonies, Your Record May be Expunged

According to Illinois criminal code 730 ILCS 5/5-6-3.3, if you, the defendant, have not been on probation or charged with any of the following, you may be allowed to participate in the Offender Initiative Program, with consent from the State’s Attorney:

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