Expungements and Sentence Reductions in Illinois

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Convicted of a crime in Illinois that you didn’t commit, or receive a felony sentence rather than a misdemeanor? Learn how to petition for factual innocence and the steps necessary to get an expungement.

  • ContentExpunging a Criminal Record in Illinois

    Expunging a criminal record removes the mention of the offense from your public record. Erasing this information from the public view can provide several benefits to defendants. Understanding the process of expungement can help criminal defendants understand options that may be available to them before or after a conviction.

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  • ContentIllinois Impact Incarceration Program - "Boot Camp"

    The Illinois impact incarceration program, more commonly referred to as "boot camp", is a program within the Illinois Department of Corrections that allows eligible offenders sentenced to prision the opportunity to significantly reduce their sentence. It is referred to as boot camp because the program is run like a military stye boot camp.

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  • ContentExpunging a Criminal History

    Anyone who enters the Will County criminal justice system wishes to exit it in a position to erase any evidence of a criminal history. This is accomplished by a court order that allows for expunging a criminal history. An expungement is a total erasing of any indictation that an arrest and court case ever existed.

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  • ContentHow to Get a Criminal Record Expunged

    In our modern digital age, even having a mug shot, let alone a conviction, can create difficult and embarrassing circumstances. Employers may be unwilling to hire, potential romantic partners may be hesitant to even meet, and landlords may not be willing to rent to you. So what can you do about getting a conviction expunged from your record?

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