In Illinois, there are many reasons why you would want your record sealed. Though this is different from having it expunged, which refers to completely destroying the criminal record, it still has a significant impact on individuals in Illinois. The process of your criminal record being sealed is a complicated one, but with the right lawyer by your side, like us at Franks & Rechenberg, P.C., you will be successful.
What does it mean to have my record sealed?
Having your record sealed means the public will not be able to find your record without a court order. This means you will be able to get a job more smoothly than you would with a public record. However, law enforcement agencies will still keep a physical copy of your record.
Under state law, you have the ability to seal any of the following case outcomes:
– No releases cause
– Conviction resulting in a reversal
It is essential to note that after sealing a felony case, any subsequent felonies will not be sealed from the public.
To learn more about how you can seal your record in Illinois or to schedule a consultation, contact Franks & Rechenberg, P.C. today.