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Champaign Expungement Attorneys

Choose our skilled Champaign expungement attorneys at O'Flaherty Law to help clean up your criminal record to positively impact your future and possibilities.
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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

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Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

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The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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More information about our Champaign Expungement Attorneys

Our Champaign expungement attorneys will give you a clean slate at an affordable rate. Be assured that your future is not impacted by any past convictions or felonies when working with O'Flaherty Law to expunge your records. We will take the time to educate you regarding your options. If expungement is not available to you, we will help you have your criminal records sealed by the court. 


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The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us.

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44 E. Main Street STE 412

Champaign, IL 61820

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Tuesday
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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Further Reading from our Champaign Expungement Attorneys

How to Expunge Your Criminal Record in Illinois

In this video, our Champaign expungement attorneys explain how expungement is the process of having your criminal records physically destroyed or returned to you and of removing the record from public view.  On the other hand, if your records are sealed, they are not physically destroyed.  However, sealed records are not obtainable without a court order and are removed from public view.  Neither expunged or sealed records are visible in criminal checks.  Employers may not consider expunged or sealed records in determining employment and may not ask an applicant if he or she has had records expunged or sealed. ​


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What Types of Criminal Records Can Be Expunged in Champaign

In this article, our Champaign expungement lawyers explain how to request a copy of your criminal record and challenge that record. Illinois law enforcement and correctional facilities are required by law to facilitate requests to access and review criminal records. In order to request a correction or modification of your Illinois criminal record, you should fill out the Record Challenge form that is received from the Illinois State Police after submitting an Access and Review request and send it to the Illinois State Police. The Illinois state police does not charge a fee for record challenges or access and review requests, but the local enforcement agency may charge a small fee for processing requests.

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Expunging Marijuana Convictions in Illinois

In this video, our Champaign expungement lawyers discuss what type of marijuana drug charges can be expunged and how to do so. Under the new law some drug possession convictions will be automatically expunged. If you received a conviction for possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis and the conviction was not related to a more serious crime, your conviction is likely to be automatically pardoned and expunged from your record.  If you have a conviction for possession of between 30 and 500 grams of cannabis or possession of drug paraphernalia, your conviction will not be automatically expunged, but, beginning in 2020, you will have the opportunity to affirmatively petition the court to expunge the conviction. 


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