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Erase the burden of your past with an expungement lawyer. Clear your record and open doors to new opportunities without the shadow of your criminal history affecting your personal and professional life.
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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

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.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

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 Illinois Expungement Attorneys

Navigating Record Clearance with an Expungement Lawyer in Chicago

Your journey to a clean slate begins with an expungement lawyer in Chicago. Having a criminal record, even without a conviction, can hinder your life significantly. You're often judged unfairly in personal, professional, and social situations. An expungement lawyer understands this impact and works diligently to help you remove this obstacle. By filing the right petitions, they strive to clear your record, providing you with a fresh start.

Understanding Illinois Expungement Laws

Illinois expungement attorneys stay abreast of the evolving laws in record sealing and expungement. They are well-versed in the complexities of the process, ensuring that you receive accurate guidance on your eligibility. Illinois has expanded its laws, allowing more people to qualify for expungement or sealing, even those with certain felony offenses. Your attorney will meticulously review your case and advise on the best course of action, tailored to your specific situation.

Your Future Without a Criminal Record

Imagine a future where your past doesn't dictate your opportunities. Expungement lawyers in Illinois are dedicated to turning this into a reality for you. Once your record is expunged or sealed, you can confidently pursue jobs, housing, and loans without the fear of your past resurfacing. This process gives you the freedom to be evaluated on your present merits, not past mistakes, paving the way for a brighter, unburdened future.

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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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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 Illinois Expungement Attorneys

What is the Difference Between Expunging and Sealing Your Criminal Record?

In this article, our Illinois expungement lawyers explain the difference between expungement and sealing of a criminal record.  

When a criminal record is expunged, the records relating the expunged charges are actually destroyed.  When a record is sealed, the record is hidden from public view but is still obtainable with a court order.  Employers are not allowed to ask about either expunged or sealed records.  Some records that are not eligible for expungement may be eligible for sealing.

Read the full article by our Illinois expungement attorneys explaining the difference between expungement and sealing of criminal records in Illinois.

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What Types of Criminal Records Can be Expunged?

In this article, our Illinois expungement lawyers explain the types of records that can be expunged.  In order to be eligible to have your criminal record expunged, you must have never been convicted of a criminal offense.  Therefore the charge that you are seeking to have expunged must have ended in acquittal, dismissal, or release without being charged; a vacated or reversed conviction; court supervision; or qualified probation.  We explain the definition of qualified probation for the purposes of expungement and some charges that cannot be expunged even if they did not result in conviction.

Read more by our Illinois expungement attorneys about the types of criminal records that are eligible for expungment in Illinois.

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