If you’re like many people, you want to be free from your criminal history – you don’t want it following you around when you try to get a job, a place to live, or even borrow money on credit.
But how much does expungement cost?
Here’s what you need to know.
How Much Does Expungement Cost?
Criminal record expungement costs can vary depending on where you have cases. For example, if you hire a Chicago expungement attorney who has to travel to another county to file your case, you’ll likely end up paying more than you would if you only had one case in Cook County (where Chicago is located). You have to pay the attorney for filling out the forms and for filing them, as well as for representing you if the state’s attorney objects to your expungement or sealing case.
Many people choose to hire an attorney. That’s because the paperwork can be confusing and difficult to manage – and a lot of people just don’t know where to begin.
But you don’t have to hire a lawyer to expunge or seal your criminal record. In fact, you can do it yourself – and you can expunge or seal all your eligible cases.
DIY Expungement and Sealing
Many people find that do-it-yourself expungement and sealing is a lot cheaper than hiring an attorney. It does require some research, and you’ll have to fill out your own paperwork. You’ll also have to file your forms yourself – but if you need a fresh start and can’t afford an attorney, DIY expungement and sealing may be the right choice for you. When you choose a DIY expungement and sealing service like the one offered by Xpunge Chicago, you get:
- Instant access to all the forms you need to clear your record in any county in Illinois
- Written and video instructions for filling out the forms
- Detailed instructions on where and how to file your forms for each county
- Exclusive access to a forum where you can discuss your case get answers from Illinois attorneys
- Answers to your case-specific questions from a lawyer within 24 hours
The best part? You get all of that for $299.
Are You Thinking About Expunging or Sealing Your Criminal Record?
If you’re thinking about expunging or sealing your criminal record – whether you want an attorney or you have questions about a DIY service – we’ll be happy to discuss your case with you. Call us at 847-920-4540 or fill out the form below so we can get back to you. You can also sign up for our DIY expungement and sealing service right now.