If you have a criminal record in Illinois, there’s a good chance that you’re tired of it hanging over your head. The good news: Some people are eligible for criminal record sealing.

The even better news: You may be able to seal your own criminal record without hiring an attorney to fill out and file the paperwork for you.

Here’s what you need to know.

Should I Seal My Criminal Record in Illinois?

Having a criminal record can prevent you from doing a lot of things. It can hurt your chances of getting a job and providing for your family, it can prevent you from being approved to live in certain places, and it can even prevent you from getting credit.

But if you’re eligible for criminal record sealing, you can move past all those worries and get the fresh start you deserve.

Related: Free E-book on criminal record sealing in Illinois

Who’s Eligible for Criminal Record Sealing?

You may be eligible for criminal record sealing if your record includes:

  • Arrests and charges for misdemeanors or felonies that didn’t lead to a conviction
  • Felony traffic offenses that were reduced to an eligible misdemeanor
  • Convictions for many misdemeanors and felonies

If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible, you can call us at 847-920-4540 to talk to an attorney. We’ll let you know whether it looks like you’re eligible – and at that point, if you’re eligible, you can sign up for our DIY expungement and sealing service. You can use our DIY service for any county in Illinois – it doesn’t matter whether you’re in Chicago or any other city. We have forms and instructions for every jurisdiction in Illinois.

Are You Ready to Seal Your Record in Illinios?

We can help you clear your record or you can do it yourself. If you’d like help, call us at 847-920-4540 – or if you’re ready to take off and get the fresh start you deserve on your own, click here to sign up for DIY sealing.