Chicago Post-Conviction Relief Attorney

Just because you were convicted of a crime doesn’t mean that your conviction must forever haunt employment background checks, stop you from becoming a U.S. citizen or remain a deportation threat.

There is no reason to let a youthful mistake, misunderstanding, past criminal record—or especially a criminal identity theft—be a barrier to future opportunities. Many options of post-conviction relief are available to help you, even after you have served time, finished probation, or paid your fines. Relief is critical for clearing the records of victims of criminal identity theft.

Through post-conviction proceedings, the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus can attempt to lessen the negative consequences of having been convicted of a crime. Your background may be used against you in rental matters, employment and education opportunities, by Immigration and Naturalization—and even socially.

Contact us at (847) 966-0300 for a FREE, confidential, initial consultation.

Why Post-Conviction Relief?

Skokie Record Sealing Attorneys

Illinois Record Sealing Lawyers Representing Clients in Skokie

Anytime you are arrested, charged with a criminal offense, or convicted, you will have a criminal record. To be clear, even if you beat the charges you are facing, but you were arrested and charged, that information will be contained in a criminal record and may be accessible to members of the public, from potential employers and customers to neighbors and new acquaintances. Depending upon the particular circumstances of your case, you could be eligible to have your criminal record sealed. To learn more, you should get in touch with one of the experienced and dedicated Skokie record sealing attorneys at our firm. 

What is Record Sealing in Skokie, Illinois? 

Record sealing is a way of hiding your criminal record from the public. The process of record sealing is often discussed in connection with expungement, and it is critical to understand that these are two different processes. While both record sealing and expungement are ways of preventing the public from accessing your criminal record, record sealing is a process of hiding your criminal record, while expungement is a process of destroying your record. It is often much easier to be eligible for record sealing as opposed to expungement.

When you have your criminal record sealed, the record itself will still exist (and may be accessible to certain people in particular circumstances), but potential employers, customers, co-workers, neighbors, and other people will not be able to access the record once it is sealed.

Am I Eligible for Expungement in Skokie 

In Illinois, you are most likely eligible for record sealing if you were arrested and/or charged with a crime, but any of the following are true:

Even if you are convicted of an offense, you may still be eligible to have your criminal record sealed. Depending upon the amount of time that has passed since your conviction, many misdemeanors and some Class 4 and Class 3 felonies may be eligible for sealing, such as: 

Certain convictions are never eligible for sealing, including more major felony offenses and any sex crimes or reckless driving convictions.

How Do I Have My Criminal Record Sealed in Skokie?

If you want to have your criminal record sealed, you should work with a Skokie criminal record sealing attorney to following the steps required under Illinois law, which include: 

Contact a Skokie Record Sealing Lawyer Today

If you have a criminal arrest or conviction on your record, you may be eligible to have your record sealed. As we explained above, having your record sealed can prevent the public from accessing information about an arrest or a conviction and can allow you to move forward with your life without having to worry about co-workers, customers, and neighbors accessing information about your past. An experienced Skokie record sealing attorney at our firm can speak with you today about how to get the record sealing process started. Contact the Law Offices of Jonathan Minkus to learn more about the services we provide to clients in Illinois.

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Senior Partner Jonathan Minkus has successfully defended individuals charged with every conceivable criminal offense, from traffic misdemeanors to death-penalty eligible homicides.

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