IllinoisCriminalRecord.com is a division of the Law Offices of Andrius Spokas. At IllinoisCriminalRecord.com we are committed to providing superior service at affordable rates. Our website was developed to help educate the public about criminal records. We also provide a complimentary qualification test that permits an individual to privately take a test to determine if his or her record can be expunged or sealed. Lastly, when the critical decision to clean one’s record is reached, we offer our legal services at very affordable rates. To see if your record qualifies to be expunged or sealed, click here to take our free qualification test.
About The Process
First, we will help you identify and find your record. This part of the process can be challenging to those unfamiliar with the inner-workings of the criminal record search. For example, depending on the prosecuting body, whether it is a village prosecutor or a state’s attorneys office, and how far in the adjudication process the record reaches, it may be maintained by the local police department, the county sheriff’s office, the clerk of the circuit court, the state police or any other state or local government entity.
After locating your record, we then determine whether the record that you are seeking to clear is eligible for sealing, expungement, or both. This requires examining the record in question along with any other arrests and dispositions on an individual’s criminal record.
After determining that the record is eligible for expungement or sealing, we gather all the necessary documents, prepare petitions, court orders and corroborating documents, identify the agencies that need to be notified pursuant to the statute, and submit the documents to the proper entities.
Finally, we make the necessary court appearances on behalf of our clients and argue their cases in front of the judge. Expungement and sealing petitions are discretionary. This means that even if your record is eligible, the judge may still refuse to grant it. Judges may consider a variety of factors when deciding whether to grant these petitions. These factors include: (1) the strength of the state’s case against your petition, (2) state’s reasons for wishing to retain your record, (3) your age, your criminal record, your employment history, (4) the length of time that has elapsed between your arrest and the petition to expunge, and (5) the specific adverse consequences that you may endure if the expungement is denied. Having an experienced attorney prepared to argue against a state’s objection is invaluable.
Why Choose Us?
Because we do it well and we do it for less. We don’t use “bait and switch” techniques. We will never ask a client to pay more in legal fees than what the client was quoted initially. Our fees include the full service. If the prosecution objects to the client’s petition, an attorney will appear and argue the case at no additional cost to the client. We take pride in transparency, efficiency, and obtaining results.
What Counties Do We Serve?
IllinoisCriminalRecord.com serves all counties in the state of Illinois. Clients in the greater Chicagoland area may set up an appointment for an in-person meeting with an attorney at our offices. Clients outside of the greater Chicagoland area may submit their information electronically and via telephone. To submit information regarding your record, click here.