File a Request to Expunge, Impound or Seal Criminal Records
In Illinois, a Request to Expunge, Impound, or Seal Criminal Records is a formal legal petition filed by an individual who wants to clear their criminal record from public view or restrict access to certain criminal information. This request is used to achieve various purposes, such as improving employment prospects, housing opportunities, and other aspects of life that may be negatively affected by a criminal record.
Expungement removes the record entirely, impoundment restricts access to certain court records, and sealing allows the records to be viewed only by certain entities under specific circumstances. Eligibility for expungement or sealing varies based on the type and severity of the offense and whether the individual has completed certain conditions, such as serving their sentence or meeting a waiting period after the conviction or arrest.
1. Download the Document
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to download the document(s) and complete them.
2. Make Service Payment
Please note that any court filing fees, if applicable, are your responsibility, and the service payment you have made is non-refundable.
3. Send us the Document(s)
Please send us the document(s) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
, and please ensure to thoroughly review the document before returning it to us.
4. eFile Account Setup and eFile
We will establish an eFiling account for you to submit your document(s) to the court electronically. After the filing is complete, you will receive an envelope number from the court system.
Please reach out to the court to inquire about the filing's status.
Note: While eFiling, it is not uncommon that the filings get rejected. We kindly ask for your understanding, as document rejections can occur due to various factors like missing information, incorrect formatting, outdated documents, documents' size, etc. The court filing fees deducted from the account will be returned back to the account within 3 to 10 business days, depending on financial policies of the banks/credit companies.