Expungement Lawyers in Illinois
Defense Attorneys Help Clients Clear Their Record
Am I Eligible for an Expungement?
In Illinois, if you are arrested and charged with a crime, you have a criminal record - even if the charges are dismissed or you are ultimately acquitted of the charges. This record may come up in criminal background checks performed by future employers, landlords, or other people who have control over important aspects of your life.
In many circumstances though, you may be eligible for an expungement, sealing your arrest record so that it will not appear in future criminal background checks. At the law firm of Donahue & Sowa, our skilled criminal defense lawyers represent people in expungement proceedings. From offices in Naperville and Geneva, Illinois, we provide convenient representation for people across northern Illinois.
Contact us today to schedule your confidential consultation with one of our skilled criminal defense attorneys.
Who is Eligible for Expungement?
Generally, there are two situations you may be eligible for expungement following an arrest - if your criminal charges are ultimately dismissed or if your charges result in a disposition of court supervision. If your criminal charges are dismissed, you are immediately eligible for expungement.
If you receive a disposition of court supervision, you will have to wait a set period of time for expungement, if this remedy is available at all. For some crimes you must wait two years from the termination of supervision, others require a five year waiting period and some are not eligible for expungement at all.
The Illinois state legislature is constantly adjusting the statute related to expungement, increasing or decreasing the waiting period to expunge any particular charges.
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Our skilled criminal defense attorneys have the experience necessary to effectively navigate the expungement process. Contact us today to determine whether you may be eligible for expungement.
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