Helping Clear Your Criminal Record
Most people assume that the only way to have a criminal record is to be convicted of a crime. The reality is that any arrest on criminal charges goes on your permanent record, regardless of an eventual conviction. Arrests from your past could cause problems for you in finding an affordable place to live or landing your next career opportunity. Certain educational programs may also be off-limits. Fortunately, Illinois offers eligible individuals the chance to clear their criminal records and to get the new beginnings they deserve. At Anderson Attorneys & Advisors, our skilled expungement lawyers are dedicated to helping you build a better future for you and your family.
Record Clearing Counsel Serving Warrenville and West Chicago
The processes used to clear a person’s criminal record are complex and require careful attention to detail. A single mistake or incomplete paperwork could result in lengthy delays and additional expenses. Before you spend substantial time and money in clearing your record, you must first determine your eligibility. Our lawyers will meet with you, review your case, and work with you in determining whether you qualify for expungement or record sealing.
Glen Ellyn Record Sealing and Expungement
According to Illinois law, a criminal record may be cleared through either expungement or record sealing, and eligibility for each process depends primarily on the offense in question, but may also take other factors into account. Some offenses are only eligible to be sealed, while others can be totally expunged. Arrests that did not result in a formal conviction can usually be expunged, but record sealing is not available for all convictions.
Expungement, if approved, means that all official records related to a particular arrest and prosecution are destroyed. The record is no longer accessible on any background checks for any reason. A record that is sealed is secured away from the general public and most background checks but is still visible to certain licensing boards and government entities.
Protecting Your Rights in Glendale Heights and Carol Stream
As a former DuPage County prosecutor, Attorney Audriana Anderson knows just how much of an impact an arrest can have on a person’s life, with or without a conviction. She also understands that everyone is capable of making a mistake and that most people deserve a second chance. Through expungement and record sealing, you may be able to have your clean record restored, and our firm is prepared to help guide you through the record clearing process.
If you have questions about expungement, record sealing, or new beginnings in Illinois, contact our office today, and we will help you find the answers. Call 630-877-5800 for a confidential consultation. We work with clients in Wheaton, Warrenville, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Winfield, Glendale Heights, West Chicago, DuPage County, and the surrounding areas.