If a case is dismissed, if a person is found not guilty or if a supervision, first offender probation, T.A.S.C. probation, drug court, mental health court or other deferred prosecution/diversion program are completed, then a case might be eligible for an expungement or sealing of court records. If an expungement or sealing is granted by a court, then the records of the criminal offense will be destroyed in the case of expungement, or kept from public view in the case of sealing.
Many previous Felony and misdemeanor offenses, particularly certain drug offenses, that used to be ineligible for expungement or sealing in the past have recently been made eligible under new Illinois laws. Contact us to review whether your records can be sealed or expunged.