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2) IF YOU HAVE A PENDING CASE, EXPUNGEMENT DOES NOT PREVENT THE COURT FROM VIEWING YOUR PREVIOUS ARRESTS. 3) AVOID USING YOUR WORK EMAIL IF YOUR EMPLOYER DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT YOUR RECORD.
Services Offered: The fees below are FLAT FEES, but do not include court filing fees. Feel free to ask about payment plans as well. Please Note: The prices reflect typical charges, and may be subject to change due to travel, court appearances or complexities of case.
Expungement or Sealing: $400 per filing (Typically there is one filing per County outside of Cook).
Executive Clemency (You must be at least 10 years clear from any arrest or sentence:) Contact Attorney above.
Firearms Restoration: Depends on where petition must be filed- Contact Attorney above.
Certificate of Good Conduct/Relief From Disabilities: $500
Criminal Identity Theft: $500
Healthcare Waiver: $500
Frequently Asked Questions About Expungement*
WHAT IS EXPUNGEMENT? Expungement, with limited exceptions, virtually erases your criminal record. In Illinois, ALL dismissals can be expunged, as well as satisfactorily completed supervisions (except DUI's/sex offenses where the victim is under 18/minor traffic offenses) and satisfactorily Qualified Probations (also known as 710-1410, TASC or Second Chance Probation.) NOTE: Arrests or convictions for minor traffic violations (Class C Misdemeanors and below) are neither eligible nor do they affect your right to expunge.
As of June 25, 2019: If you received a misdemeanor or Class 4 Felony cannabis-related conviction prior to June 25, 2019, you may be eligible to vacate any such conviction and get it expunged. WHAT IS SEALING? If you are not eligible to expunge a case, misdemeanor sealing hides your record from the vast majority of employers as well. Felony sealing hides your records from MOST employers.
EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2017: In Illinois, a sealing may be available for persons receiving convictions/supervisions for ALL MISDEMEANORS AND FELONIES EXCEPT: 1) Domestic Battery/Violation of Order of Protection crimes, 2) Animal Cruelty; 3) Sex offenses (Except Prostitution/Indecent Exposure;) 4) DUI's or 5) a conviction for which you are still required to register with the Violent Offender Against Youth Registry.
WHAT IS EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY? In Illinois, ANY conviction may, if pardoned by the Governor, be eligible for expungement. You can also get all civil rights and firearms rights restored with a pardon. In order to do so, you must file a Petition for Executive Clemency and may need to appear before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board if you so choose. WHAT IS A HEALTH CARE WAIVER? Aside from doctors and nurses, those seeking to work in Illinois hospitals or health care facilities cannot have certain convictions [which cannot be expunged] on their criminal background. A Health Care Waiver can give you the right to work at such places. WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE OF GOOD CONDUCT? This is an option for people who have convictions [which cannot be expunged] that bar employment in certain fields. While the Certificate of Good Conduct does not expunge or seal the record, it is potentially useful when you are otherwise fully qualified for a job, but face a statutory barrier to employment. Moreover, a person may have records not eligible to expunge or seal that may be eligible for a Certificate of Good Conduct.
WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE OF RELIEF FROM DISABILITIES? This is an option for people who have convictions [which cannot be expunged] that bar state agencies from issuing licenses (such as a Real Estate License, Cosmetologist etc.) While the Certificate of Relief does not guarantee the issuance of a license, it does remove the statutory barrier to licensure.
I HAVE A FELONY CONVICTION, IS THERE ANY CHANCE TO CLEAR IT FROM MY RECORD?Now you can SEAL the vast majority of felonies from your background, with exceptions above.
I HAVE A VIOLENT MISDEMEANOR OR FELONY CONVICTION, IS THERE ANY CHANCE TO CLEAR IT FROM MY RECORD?Yes. Illinois law allows you to get most misdemeanor convictions for crimes of violence sealed from your record. This does NOT include convictions for Domestic Battery, Violation of an Order of Protection or Battery to an Unborn Child, Fill out the Consultation Form to find out all of your options, whether it be expungement, sealing or another remedy. *This page is for informational purposes only; it is not meant to be legal advice. Please submit a consultation request to contact an attorney.