In Illinois certain records can be removed from public access but removal never happens automatically. An eligible person must petition the court for records to be expunged or sealed. Without a petition the records are permanently public.
In evaluating a petition, a court must determine that the harm to a person with a record is greater than the harm to the public in taking away public access to the records. Once a judge has found in the petitioner’s favor, there are two types of orders possible, an order sealing the record or expunging the record.
Chicagoland Record Sealing Attorney
Considering how negatively a criminal record can impact a person’s life, luckily there are options available to people in these predicaments. Sealing a criminal record is a legal process by which a person’s record can be sealed and only law enforcement may view it. Others, such as the general public, may not. The court file is no longer available for public viewing and is not listed in public searches, but members of law enforcement with an appropriate need can access the files.
Criminal Defense attorneys at Motta & Motta will help you take the legal actions necessary to seal your criminal record, thereby preventing employers, banks, loan officers, schools, and public housing authorities from seeing information that would damage your chances of obtaining what you need from them.
CONTACT CHICAGOLAND AREA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS AT MOTTA & MOTTA TODAY TO FIND OUT HOW YOUR CAN GET YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD SEALED!