Expungement Lawyer -- Palos Hills, IL.

Serving Palos Park, Palos Heights, Orland Park, Bridgeview, Worth & The Southwest Suburbs of Chicago

If you are looking for an Illinois expungement lawyer, you are likely interested in clearing your criminal record or seeking relief from the burden that a criminal history can carry. In Illinois, expungement is a legal process that can erase certain arrests, supervisions, and qualifying probations from an individual's criminal record, making it as if those events never occurred. This process can be complex and varies depending on the nature of the offense, the outcome of the case, and other specific factors related to an individual's criminal record.  Call Adam Grosch if you are looking to clean your criminal record at (708) 233-0758.

Expungement Attorney in Palos Hills

Many people worry about going to jail and fines that come with a criminal conviction, but these penalties are typically minor when compared to the lifelong consequence of having an arrest show up in background checks for the rest of your life. Even if you were found “not guilty” in court, the record of your arrest will show up on your record, which sometimes can disqualify you from employment or housing opportunities.

If you have been arrested or convicted of a crime, it is worth it to find out if you are eligible for expungement or sealing your record.  When your records are sealed, your conviction or arrest will no longer show up on background checks unless someone obtains a court order.

Can I Get An Expungement?

Expungement is restricted to only certain people charged with a crime. If you were arrested and not convicted, you can probably have your record expunged. If you were convicted, then you can only have the record expunged if certain standards are met.

You must have 1 of the following benchmarks for expungement in Illinois:

  • You were found not guilty or the charges were dismissed
  • You were convicted of an expungement eligible misdemeanor
  • It has been 5 years since your supervision was discharged
  • Sentenced to supervision
  • You served a prison sentence for select misdemeanors
  • You have not been charged with another crime
  • It has been 5 years since your sentence or probation ended
  • You received a pardon
  • You were the victim of criminal identity theft

Illinois expungement laws are detailed and can vary significantly from one jurisdiction to another within the state. A lawyer with expertise in these laws can provide valuable guidance and advice.  The expungement process involves precise steps, including filing specific legal documents and potentially appearing in court. Adam Grosch can navigate this process efficiently & effectively.  Hiring an experienced Illinois expungement lawyer can significantly increase your chances of successfully clearing your criminal record and moving forward with your life.

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