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Expungement Lawyers - Rock Island, IL | Bettendorf, IA

Record Sealing Attorneys

A prior arrest or conviction on a criminal charge can be more than an embarrassment. It can prevent you from obtaining a job, renting an apartment, or being accepted at certain schools and colleges.


Fortunately, for many people in this situation, remedies do exist:

Expungement — Even if you were arrested and released without charges, or the charges were later dismissed, you will have a public record. Furthermore, if you were sentenced to court supervision for a misdemeanor, or placed-on probation for certain felonies, your case will remain a public record even if you completed your sentence satisfactorily. In Illinois, you may be able to expunge these public records. With an expungement, the record is physically destroyed, and no one, not even law enforcement officials, will ever see it.

Sealing of Records — Although the law prohibits the expungement of most convictions, you may be able to obtain a sealing of your record even if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor, or certain types of felonies. When the authorities seal a record, it is no longer accessible by potential employers and members of the public.

Clemency (pardons, etc.) — If in the case your criminal record does not qualify for expungement or sealing, we can file a petition for executive clemency on your behalf with the state’s prisoner review board and governor. In Illinois, any conviction is eligible for clemency, no matter the charges or when the conviction occurred. In Iowa, any conviction is generally eligible for clemency with exceptions in certain cases.


Expungements of Iowa Deferred Judgments — Upon the successful completion of a deferred judgment in Iowa, the record of conviction is supposed to be expunged automatically. However, this does not always occur. If your deferred judgment was not expunged and still present on Iowa Courts Online records, we can help.  


Moving Forward With A Clean Record


We can quickly evaluate your situation and explain your options – we’ll handle your case from beginning to end so that you do not have to worry about the paperwork, filings, and follow-up making sure the petition is granted. 

After an expungement or sealing is granted, you do not have to acknowledge that you were arrested or convicted on any job, school, or apartment application. What happened in the past stays in the past.

Contact an Expungement Lawyer For Help!


Free Consultation for Expungement, Record Sealing, and Clemency Cases in Illinois and Iowa

In Illinois and Iowa, contact our attorneys to schedule a free consultation regarding your expungement, record sealing, or clemency case. Let our experience and knowledge work for you!

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