Kane County Expungement Lawyers
Criminal Record Sealing and Expungement in St. Charles, Elgin, and Throughout Northern Illinois
A criminal record or arrest history can negatively impact your life for many years. Even if you are never convicted of a crime, your arrest record and formal charges filed against you can create difficulties in obtaining employment, as well as housing and educational opportunities.
At Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, we are proud to assist eligible clients in clearing their criminal records through expungement. With our experienced and legal skill, our attorneys are able to help restore your reputation and minimize the future consequences of your past.
Expungement in Illinois
Beginning January 1, 2017, individuals may seek to have their criminal records expunged or erased even if they have previously been convicted of a crime. If an individual's petition for expungement is granted, all affected arrest records maintained by the State of Illinois may be wiped from his or her record. In addition, all related court documents are impounded and may be only be accessed in the future by court order.
You may be eligible for expungement if:
- You were arrested but never formally charged;
- Charges against you were dropped or dismissed;
- You were found not guilty of the charges;
- Your case was overturned on appeal;
- You were pardoned by the Governor;
- You plead guilty or were found guilty, but received a sentence of court supervision; or
- You plead guilty or were found guilty, but received a sentence of special probation.
If you have committed a mistake in the past, you should not be punished for the rest of your life. Our skilled expungement attorneys can assist you in clearing your name and moving on with your life.
Record Sealing Options
When you contact Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, our team of skilled attorneys will work with you to determine your eligibility for expungement. If you are not eligible, however, we may be able help you pursue sealing of your criminal record. With some exceptions, including violence, sex crimes, and DUI, sealing of your record can apply to most misdemeanors, as well as Class 3 and 4 felonies. By sealing your conviction record, eligible offenses will no longer show up on regular background checks. Certain agencies will maintain access to the sealed records, but only for very limited applications.
Contact Our Kane County Expungement Attorneys
At our law firm, our knowledgeable lawyers have more than 200 years of combined legal experience and are equipped to assist you in your pursuit of expungement or record sealing and other criminal defense matters. From determining your eligibility all the way through the completion of the process, you can rely on us to remain an advocate for your future. For more information on clearing your record and restoring your reputation, contact our office today at 630-549-0960. We are proud to serve the expungement needs of clients throughout Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.