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Record Sealing Attorney in La Grange, Illinois

If Your Records Cannot Be Expunged, You May Still Have the Ability to Have Them Sealed.

Just because your records cannot be expunged does not necessarily mean you don’t have additional steps to take to protect your records.

Sealing your records does not completely give you a clean slate as expungements do, but what the process does is allow for certain convictions to be taken off your public record. This can make it easier for you to pursue a job, school, and housing opportunities without the hassle of a criminal record holding you back.

20 ILCS 2630/5.2(c) lays out the records that can be sealed, those include:

  • Arrests and charges for misdemeanors and felonies that did not lead to a conviction

  • Minor traffic offenses if you were released without being charged

  • Felony traffic offenses that were reduced to an eligible misdemeanor

  • Convictions for most misdemeanors and felonies 3 years after the end of the sentence.

  • A misdemeanor conviction of public indecency.

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Records that cannot be sealed include:

  • Reckless Driving, unless you were under 25 at the time of the offense and you have no other prior convictions for DUI or Reckless Driving

  • Driving under the Influence

  • Domestic Battery

  • Violation of an Order of Protection

  • Violation of a Civil No-Contact Order

  • Violation of a Stalking No-Contact Order

  • Soliciting a Prostitute or Patronizing a Prostitute

  • Felony Conviction of Public Indecency

  • Any other misdemeanor offense listed under Article 11 of the Criminal Code

  • Any offense that requires registration under the Sex Offender Registration Act

  • Dog Fighting

  • Class A Misdemeanors under the Humane Care for Animals Act

If you believe you're eligible to have your public records sealed, contact Angelillo Law immediately to set up your free consultation.