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How to Expunge Your Criminal Record in Illinois

5 Steps to Permanently Seal or Expunge Your Public Record

Experienced Illinois expungement lawyer Stacey A. McCullough recommends taking these important steps to expunge, clear, or seal your criminal record. The type of crime you were charged with will determine which of these options you are eligible for, if any. The following five steps can help you expunge or seal your criminal record:

  1. Gather the necessary documents and information needed to research your case. These items include:
    • Date of birth
    • Date of arrest
    • County you were arrested in
    • Crime you were charged with
    • Case number
    • Any documents or receipts you have regarding your conviction
  2. Contact an experienced Illinois expungement lawyer. Try talking to an attorney that offers free consultations. He or she can help you determine if your case is eligible for clearing, sealing, or expungement. It is important to note, however, that some cases are not eligible for expungement including orders of protection, minor traffic violations, civil cases, and some felonies.
  3. Complete the necessary paper work with the help of your lawyer.
  4. Have your attorney file the case with the court.
  5. Wait to hear if your case has been approved and move on with your life.

By clearing your criminal record in Illinois, you open doors that may have been closed to you previously. Jobs, college, financial aid, and even relationships may now be possible again.

To begin the process toward a cleared or sealed criminal record, contact attorney Stacey McCullough at 630-871-1700 and schedule a free initial consultation. It is never too late to get a fresh start.

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