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Will County Expungement Lawyer

Will County Expungement Attorney

Attorney for Clearing or Sealing Your Criminal Record in Joliet and Plainfield

Nobody is perfect; we all mistakes from time to time. In some cases, a mistake or a moment of poor judgment can have a lasting effect on a person's life. If you have ever been arrested and charged with a crime, your reputation could be damaged as well as your ability to find a new job or a new place to live. At the Law Offices of Blake Stone, P.C., we believe that you deserve the chance to start over and make the most of the opportunities available to you. That is why we are proud to assist clients with navigating the complex processes of expungement and record sealing.

Record Clearing Assistance in Bolingbrook and Frankfort

When you are arrested on criminal charges, the arrest becomes part of your permanent criminal record, even if the charges against you are dismissed or you are found not guilty. This means that prospective employers, landlords, lenders, and school admissions officers, can see your arrest when they conduct routine background checks. At our law firm, we understand that it can be embarrassing to have blemishes on your criminal record and that, in some cases, your history can even keep you from getting the job, home, or loan that you need.

Experienced DuPage County Expungement Guidance

Attorney Blake Stone is former DuPage County prosecutor with more than two decades of legal experience. He knows the challenges you may be facing with previous arrests or charges on your criminal record. Mr. Stone also realizes that the process of clearing your record in Illinois can be tedious, and the smallest mistake could derail your efforts.

The first step in getting a fresh start is determining whether you qualify for expungement or record sealing. While they are similar in some ways, the two processes are quite different. An expungement is the complete destruction of all physical and electronic records of a particular arrest. To qualify for an expungement, the arrest in question must not have resulted in a conviction. If you were convicted, you may be eligible to have the record sealed. Record sealing means the arrest or charges in question are made inaccessible to the general public. Law enforcement and certain government agencies will have access, but most landlords and employers will not.

Unfortunately, not all offenses can be expunged or sealed. Mr. Stone and his team will work with you to establish your eligibility and explore all options for clearing your record. We will also help you with the necessary paperwork to ensure that you take full advantage of the chance to start again.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

If you have an arrest or a prior conviction in your past and you would like to know more about expungement or record sealing, contact our office. Call 630-988-9384 for a free consultation at the Law Offices of Blake Stone, P.C. today. We proudly serve clients in Joliet, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Frankfort, Will County, and DuPage County.

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