Illinois’ Recent Expansion Of Sealing Criminal Records – Series Recap

background form with pencilThis post concludes and recaps my series on Illinois’ recent expansion of the ability to seal criminal records and how this change impacts Peoria residents. I felt it necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many people with a prior conviction find themselves unable to re-enter the workforce. They may also have difficulty gaining housing and in passing a background check. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their options. It has also been goal to provide information which will help people to make an informed decision when they are selecting an attorney. If you wish to clear your criminal history then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer. My office is able to handle such matters for as low as $499 plus court costs.

I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:

These are important topics for a local resident to understand. First, recent changes in the law have greatly expanded the number of people who will be eligible to clear their history. This means that people who were previously not eligible to seal their record may now do so. Second, it is important to learn whether you fall into the expanded group of people who can seal their record. Do not simply assume that you are or are not eligible. Finally, there are a number of benefits to sealing your record as soon as possible. These benefits include not having to disclose your history to potential employers and more.

If you wish to clear your history then contact my office to speak with a Peoria record sealing lawyer. I am a former prosecutor who is familiar with the workings of our local court system. My office will make sure that your case is properly handled and that all procedures are followed. This will help to ensure that your matter will proceed through the system without complications. We are ready to assist you. I also serve the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford. I also handle federal cases in Urbana.

Author: John Lonergan

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