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Clemency & Expungements

Naperville Criminal Record Lawyers · Clear Your Illinois Criminal Record

What would it mean to you and your family if you could get criminal charges or a conviction off your public record?

The Process for Clearing Your Record Through Expungement

Under Illinois rules, you may have options for clearing your record of criminal charges and convictions only if you have met the following general conditions:

  • Municipal ordinance misdemeanor charges may be expunged if you were found not guilty or the charges were dismissed
  • If you were sentenced to supervision and it has been at least five years since the sentence has been discharged, and you have not been arrested since the time of discharge
  • If you were sentenced to probation and it has been at least five years since the sentence has been discharged and you have not been arrested since the time of discharge and you have no charges pending against you
  • If you were released without conviction following a sentence of supervision, except in the instance of DUI charges and sex offenses against a minor, and at least two years have passed since the successful completion of supervision without further charges
  • You were found guilty of any crime and received a pardon from the governor or your conviction was set aside because the court ruled that you were factually innocent, upon appeal

Special conditions apply to each provision for expungement. Talk to an experienced attorney at the Law Offices of Kim DiGiovanni today. In addition to expunging your record, we can also help you petition to seal your record from public view.

The Process of Applying for Executive Clemency

Executive clemency is the process a person convicted of a felony in Illinois must take in order to receive a governor’s pardon. The process begins with an application to appear before a Clemency Hearing Board. The board will hear your arguments for a pardon and review all files and records relevant to your petition. Of course, individuals opposing your pardon will also be allowed to appear at the public hearing. Upon completion of the hearing, the board will vote on whether to forward your petition request to the governor for a final decision on whether to grant a pardon, along with the right to expunge your record of the conviction. There are no time limits in Illinois for filing your petition for a hearing before the Executive Clemency Board.

You have the right to hire an attorney to help you prepare evidence in your favor and appear alongside you at the public hearing. It is critically important to have your case prepared and presented as clearly and concisely as possible for the board. The attorneys at our firm have extensive experience writing legal motions for appeals and petitions. Because of our background as former prosecutors, we know the strategies that will help overcome the objections of the panel. Arrange a consultation to discuss your situation. We will give you an honest evaluation of your case.

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From our offices in Wheaton and St. Charles, we represent individuals seeking expungement and clemency in Kane County, DuPage County and throughout northern Illinois. Contact us to talk to an experienced Wheaton expungement attorney and clemency lawyer today.