Cook County Expungement Attorney
Evanston Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help You Clear Your Record
If you are convicted of a crime, then you will incur a criminal record, as well as the public record that is established regarding your conviction. Record Expungement is the process to go through in order to have any convictions or arrests removed from your public records so that they no longer appear.
One very applicable benefit to this process is the fact that you can answer "no" to the question, "have you been convicted of a crime?" Even after expungement, it is important to know that law enforcement personnel will still have access to your criminal history.
Determining Eligibility for Expungement
A knowledgeable Evanston criminal defense attorney from our firm can assist in having an offense, violation, or arrest record expunged if your case meets certain legal criteria.
Some of these criteria include:
- Meeting probation criteria
- Obeying all issued court orders
- No subsequent criminal offenses
If you do not qualify for an expungement, you may still qualify to have your record sealed instead. In these instances, your record would be sealed from the public, but law enforcement would not be required to destroy their records.
The Pains of Living with a Criminal Record
Some reasons for having charges expunged are due to the bad effects it can create on your housing options, future employment, educational possibilities and the ability to obtain loans.
Specifically, if you have a conviction on your record, you may not be able to:
- Obtain certain jobs, such as police officer, teacher, child care provider, tutor, and others
- Rent homes and apartments from certain landlords wary of your record
- Further your education at various institutions
Representing Criminally Accused Residents of Evanston
At Pfeifer & Pfeifer, Attorneys at Law, we are an intimate and experienced criminal defense law firm that has been assisting clients throughout Evanston, Skokie, Chicago, Cook County, and the North Shore with client records expungement. Our dedicated lawyers will do everything possible to make sure your prior convictions get expunged, thereby improving your future outlook.
With more than 50 years of combined experience, we have the skill and knowledge to provide you with exceptional legal counsel. Call our Cook County firm today to schedule your initial consultation!