Expungement & Sealing
Illinois law allows felony, misdemeanor, or municipal ordinance violation records in Criminal cases to be expunged or sealed under specific circumstances. If you qualify, your records can be expunged or sealed and no longer visible in most back ground checks.
Expungement of Cases In Will, DuPage, Kane & Kendall Counties
If you have ever been arrested in Illinois, you have a criminal record, even if you were acquitted at trial or the charges against you were dismissed. An arrest will remain on your record unless and until you take action to have your record expunged or sealed. At the Law Offices of O’Donnell & Nierman, we believe that everybody deserves a second chance at a fresh start, and we are here to help you explore your eligibility for expungement and record sealing.
Knowledgeable Legal Counsel for Expungements
The first step in expunging or sealing your arrest record is knowing what is included in your criminal history. Attorney Michael P. O'Donnell and Ingrid L. Nierman and their team will help you obtain a copy of your criminal background report and gather all of the pertinent information about your arrest.
Based on the offense for which you were arrested and the outcome of your case, you may be eligible for expungement or record sealing, and we will assist you in making that determination. If you do not meet the requirements for expungement set forth by the state, we will work with you in limiting public access to your record.
When an arrest record is expunged, it is completely removed from the files and databases of all government and law enforcement agencies. It will no longer show up on background checks conducted by prospective employers, landlords, and school admissions departments. A sealed record, by comparison, is not entirely deleted, but only remains accessible to certain agencies for specific purposes. Not every criminal offense is expungable or sealable, but an experienced attorney can help you understand your available options.
Executive Clemency Proceedings in Illinois
In certain cases, you may need to seek a pardon from the governor before an expungement is possible. At our law firm, we realize that pursuing executive clemency is a delicate process and one that can be very confusing. It is, however, a very important step for those looking for a new beginning, and we are prepared to help simplify the proceedings for you and your family.
Schedule Your Free Consultation Today
To learn more about the processes of expungement and record sealing in Illinois, contact the Law Offices of O'Donnell & Nierman. Call 630-765-7365 to set up a no-cost consultation today and get the assistance you need. We will look into your case and help you determine your eligibility for expunging your arrest record. Our firm is proud to represent clients in DuPage County, Kane County and throughout the Chicago suburbs.
For a no obligation and free consultation, contact Michael O'Donnell or Ingrid Nierman today
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