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DuPage County Expungement Lawyers

DuPage County Expungement Lawyers

Clearing Criminal Records in Hinsdale, Elmhurst, Lombard, Addison, and Throughout the Area

If you have ever been arrested on criminal charges, the arrest will remain on your record regardless of whether you were ultimately convicted. A single blemish in your history could create difficulties for you in finding your next job, obtaining affordable housing, or even qualifying for certain educational opportunities. Fortunately, the law in Illinois offers ways for an eligible individual to clear his or her criminal record and get the fresh start he or she deserves. The experienced expungement attorneys at McMahon Law Offices are committed to helping you create a more positive future for yourself and your family.

Knowledgeable Illinois Record Clearing Attorneys

Clearing your criminal history is a complex process that requires focused personal attention and an eye for important details. The process becomes substantially more complicated if the necessary paperwork is incomplete or filled out improperly. Before you invest time and money into an expungement or record sealing proceedings, it is crucial to determine if you are even eligible to have your record cleared. Our attorneys will meet with you to discuss your situation and evaluate your eligibility for expungement or record sealing.

Expungement and Record Sealing

According to the law in Illinois, your eligibility for expungement or record sealing will depend on several factors, including the offense in question and your other criminal history. Some offenses may be sealed or expunged while others are only eligible to be sealed. In most cases, if you have been previously convicted of a crime, you will not be eligible for expungement. Likewise, if the offense in question resulted in a formal conviction—besides court supervision and certain probation programs—the offense cannot be expunged. Depending on the severity and type of offense, however, record sealing may be an option.

An expungement is the complete destruction of all official records pertaining to an arrest and prosecution, meaning that the record is no longer visible on any background checks conducted for any purpose. A sealed record, by comparison, is one that is secured from the general public and most employers but is still visible to certain government agencies and licensing boards.

DuPage County Lawyers Protecting Your Rights

The attorneys at McMahon Law Offices are former prosecutors who understand the impact an arrest can have on your life, even without a conviction. We also recognize that everyone makes mistakes and should have the opportunity to move forward. The processes of expungement and record sealing are important elements of the criminal justice system in Illinois, and we are equipped to help you find the best solution for your unique circumstances.

If you would like to learn more about expungement or record sealing, contact us today. Call 630-953-4400 for a free consultation at our office in Hinsdale, IL. Our firm is proud to help clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, and Cook County get the fresh start they need.

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