Joliet Expungement Lawyer
Do you need a record clearing / expungement attorney in Will County, Grundy County or Kankakee County?
Criminal charges should be taken seriously. These charges can be more than a mere embarrassment – they can actively prevent you from renting an apartment, finding a job, and even from being accepted at specific colleges and schools. Thankfully, there are legal remedies that many individuals in this situation can pursue. Contact an expungement lawyer in Joliet IL as soon as possible for help.
Even if you were arrested and released without charges, or the charges were later dismissed, you will have a public record. Furthermore, if you were sentenced to Court Supervision for a misdemeanor, or placed on probation for certain felonies, your case will remain a public record even if you completed your sentence satisfactorily. In Illinois, you may be able to expunge these public records. With an expungement, the record is physically destroyed, and no one, not even law enforcement officials, will ever see it.
Who can pursue an expungement?
Many people believe that you can only seek an expungement if you were not convicted of a crime. This is not the case! It might be possible to petition for an expungement from your record once a waiting period of two to five years has passed. Additionally, a wide variety of misdemeanors are able to be expunged.
Sealing of a Record
Even if you are unable to seek an expungement, there are potentially options available to help you with your record. You might be able to obtain a sealing of your record even if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor, or certain types of felonies. When the authorities seal a record, it is no longer accessible by potential employers and members of the public.
Moving Forward With A Clean Record
Attorney Walsh can quickly evaluate your situation and explain your options. The Law Offices of Daniel M. Walsh, Ltd. can handle your case from beginning to end so that you do not have to worry about the paperwork, filings, and following up to make sure that the petition is granted. The process usually does not require your appearance in court and takes about three months.
After an expungement or sealing is granted, you do not have to acknowledge that you were arrested or convicted on any job, school, or apartment application. What happened in the past stays in the past.
Contact An Expungement / Record Clearing Lawyer
Everyone deserves a second chance. For a free consultation with attorney Daniel M. Walsh call or contact us online. Attorney Walsh represents clients throughout Will County, Grundy County and Kankakee County and the surrounding towns, areas and counties.