Expungements allow you to erase a prior offense in your background so that no one can find them. Sealing of records allows you to erase your prior offenses from the majority of people looking for it, such as employers, but does allow police officers to find them. If you seal your record, just as with an expungement, you do not have to report the offense to a potential employer and no potential employer may ask about the offense. Only certain offenses can be expunged, and until recently those were only certain drug and prostitution felonies. The law in Illinois changed in January of 2014 and additional Class 3 and Class 4 felony offenses may be expunged. The same rules apply to sealing of records. You need an attorney familiar with the rules and procedures. Let Randie help you clear up your record.
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