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DuPage County Expungement Lawyer

Elmhurst Expungement Attorney

Helping Clients Clear Their Records in Elmhurst, Lombard, and Addison

If you have ever been arrested on the suspicion that you committed a crime, the arrest becomes part of your permanent criminal record and remains there even if you are never convicted or the charges against you are dismissed. Depending on the situation, a single arrest could potentially create problems with finding a new job or a new place to live. It could even disqualify you from certain educational programs and opportunities. Fortunately, Illinois law does offer ways for eligible individuals to clear their criminal records, but the process is often challenging. At The Law Offices of Mia S. McPherson, P.C., our team is equipped to help you obtain the fresh start you deserve.

Attorney Mia S. McPherson is a former local prosecutor and public defender who understands the expungement process in Illinois. For 20 years, she and her team have worked with applicants in completing the required paperwork and ensuring that all of the necessary details are covered. Just one omission or mistake could result in lengthy delays, and you may be required to start again from the beginning. Before you spend time and money on expungement or record sealing efforts, you must first determine if you even qualify to apply. We will meet with you to discuss your case so that you can be sure that you are making the best decision for your future.

Expungement and Record Sealing in Westchester and Lombard

The law in Illinois provides that a person's eligibility for expungement or record sealing depends on a number of factors, including the particular offense in question and the remainder of the applicant's criminal history. Some offenses will only qualify for sealing, while others may be expunged or sealed depending on the outcome of the case. Only arrests that did not result in a conviction can be expunged, including those for which court supervision was granted. If the arrest did result in a conviction, record sealing may be an option. Thanks to recent updates to Illinois law, most non-violent, non-sexual offenses may be sealed, even if the applicant was convicted.

Both expungement and record sealing affect what appears on a background check. With an expungement, every official record of the arrest is destroyed, meaning that it can no longer affect the person's life. When a record is sealed, it remains visible only on background checks conducted by law enforcement agencies and other select entities. Most employers, landlords, and school officials have no access to a record that has been sealed.

Contact Us Today

At The Law Offices of Mia S. McPherson, P.C., we believe that everyone makes mistakes and everyone should be given the chance to move forward with their lives. The processes of record sealing and expungement are crucial in restoring opportunities and moving forward with your life.

To learn more about expungement and record sealing in Illinois, contact our office for a free consultation. Call 630-833-3611 to schedule an appointment today. We help clients throughout DuPage County and the surrounding areas build better lives for themselves and their families.

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