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Expungement

While everything on your criminal record may not qualify for an expungement, our firm has been successful in having past charges amended to an offense that may qualify for it to be expunged, sealed, or reduced to a lesser charge. There is nothing more important than your reputation! Expungements are designed to restore the rights of productive members of society, who may have made a mistake in their past. Whether you are seeking new employment, or even going on a first date (not to joke, but these things matter). Your Criminal record is more visible, and accessible than you may think. We have all made mistakes in life, and we are more concerned with your future than your past. In Illinois, many laws have changed over the past few years, and charges that did not qualify, now meet the guidelines to expunge or have sealed! Don't let your past dictate your future! Call us today to see if you qualify! 309.797.9000

There are a few important differences between an Expungement and having a criminal record "Sealed" . When a record gets "Sealed, " the file is labeled as "sealed" and can only be released to other law enforcement agencies. Employers and the general public will not have access to these records. When a record is "expunged,"  each law enforcement agency destroys, their records. Not all cases qualify to be expunged, multiple convictions, supervisions or arrests may affect your eligibility to have your record expunged or sealed.

Your criminal record may cause many problems in obtaining employment, professional licensing or funding for college. An individual with qualifying arrests, misdemeanor supervision and misdemeanor convictions may petition the court of their sentencing county for an expungement or a sealing of their records. Only criminal records prosecuted and maintained by the State of Illinois are affected. Federal and out-of-state convictions do not fall under the new law.

The Expungement Attorneys at Hanna & Ruud, LLC have been helping clients get there life back on track for over a quarter century. A cornerstone of our practice is the restoration of rights and the Sealing and Expungement of Criminal Records Our firm has successfully expunged or sealed felony convictions for hundreds of clients.

We have sealed or Expunged felony convictions for class X, 1, 2, 3, and 4 felonies in Illinois. Our goal is to help our clients get a passed conviction or charge, so that they can achieve their goals without the barrier of a criminal conviction holding them back. Today, more than ever, criminal records are easily accessible by employers, landlords and the general public.  Your background may be used to discriminate against you in employment, housing, education and your social life. Youthful mistakes, misunderstandings, problems in the past or criminal identity theft should not be a barrier to opportunities in life. In Illinois, there are multiple options you can use to either clear your record or allow you to overcome legal barriers created by your record.

While not everything can be sealed or Expunged, our firm has the know how to find a remedy that could help you achieve the result you are looking for!

EXPUNGEMENT AND SEALING OVERVIEW

What the Law Says:

Section 5.2 of the Criminal Identification Act (20 ILCS 2630/5.2) allows qualifying arrests, supervision and probation to be expunged. If you have ever been convicted of a criminal offense or municipal ordinance violation, your offense may still be eligible for sealing under the Act, but you can not expunge the record of the criminal conviction (with the exception of Honorably Discharged Veterans convicted of Certain Class 3 or 4 felonies). Only criminal records prosecuted and maintained by the State of Illinois are affected. Federal and out-of-state convictions cannot be expunged or sealed under the Illinois law.

Felony Convictions

Certain special felony probations, such as TASC probation or First Offender drug probation under Section 10 of the Cannabis Control Act, Section 410 of the Controlled Substance Act and Section 70 of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Control Act are not considered convictions and may be eligible for expungement or sealing.

Juvenile Cases

Juvenile expungement is different from adult expungement. If you were ever charged as a juvenile in the State of Illinois, go to our agency website or contact our office for Juvenile Case information to see if you qualify to expunge your juvenile record. Care must be taken when attempting to expunge a juvenile record. If the youth was charged with a Municipal Ordinance, the defendant/petitioner must file an Adult Expungement or Seal Petition.

Contact Hanna & Ruud, LLC Today

Hanna & Ruud, LLC Attorneys at Law has a long track record of helping clients with legal issues in the Quad Cities area. Our Illinois and and Iowa criminal defense attorneys are ready to put our legal knowledge and experience to work for local citizens and visitors who encounter legal problems in Rock Island, Henry, Scott, Whiteside, Mercer, Clinton and surrounding counties in Illinois and Iowa. Licensed in Illinois, Iowa, and Federal Courts. 

To learn more about our legal services and how we can assist with your criminal law matter, give us a call:

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