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Chicago Expungement Attorney

Experienced Lawyer Experienced in Expunging or Sealing an Adult Criminal Record

In the state of Illinois, if you have ever been arrested while you were an adult, the crime you committed will be put on your criminal record. It can be very damaging to one’s reputation to have a criminal mark remain on their record as it could be hard to secure a job among other things. But,  under Illinois law, you have the legal right to have records of your arrest expunged or sealed.

What is the difference between an expungement and a sealing?

An expungement is a court procedure where a defendant, who has previously been arrested, petitions the court to destroy or return all records or evidence pertaining to their particular case. Different elements of an expungement may include fingerprints, mug shots and other forms of identification and papers. In essence, an expungement wipes your record clean so you have a fresh slate. A sealing goes through the same process as an expungement but the records are neither destroyed or returned, they are just sealed, meaning they are only accessible to law enforcement officials. The general public and employers and other public entities would not have access to your records in a sealing of your criminal record.

It is important that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who has expertise with expungement cases so you will have the best defense in court. Hartsfield Law will ensure you have the best defense strategy for your case and will be by your side every step of the way. He can help expunge or seal your criminal records so you can get your life back on track.

Free Consultation with a Chicago, Illinois Expungment & Sealings Attorney

If you have questions, contact us today for a free consultation at 312-345-1700 or info@hartsfield-law.com.

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