How To Seal Your Record In Illinois

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:

– Dismissals
– Acquittals
– 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.