Cook County, Illinois Expungement Attorney

If you require assistance with a criminal record expungement, Attorney Sandra L. Byrd in Chicago, Illinois can help. Attorney Sandra L. Byrd can handle your expungement matter and provide sound legal advice of how to protect your record and reputation. She will explain the process and prepare you for what needs to be done.

What is Expungement in Illinois?

An expungement is the destruction of a criminal record. Any arrest or conviction you may receive goes on a criminal record. Criminal records are a matter of public record. They may be accessed by potential employers, business partners, landlords, or anyone with whom you are entering a relationship. You may request an expungement when obligations are met for certain criminal and traffic-related matters.

Attorney Sandra L. Byrd can provide legal counsel and representation for:

  • General Record Expungement
  • Juvenile Record Expungement
  • Sealing Specific Records
  • Identity Theft/Factual Innocence Record Expungement
  • Certificates of Rehabilitation

Ms. Byrd knows the requirements and process and will fully advise you on the steps that must be taken. If for any reason you are not granted an expungement, there are additional provisions for protecting your record and reputation available. For example, you can choose to have your records sealed and removed from public view. Sealed records are not destroyed, but are no longer accessible by the public. If eligible, there are also options such as acquiring a Certificate of Rehabilitation, a legal document that helps remove barriers to opportunities that may be blocked due to previous convictions.

If you wish to expunge or seal your criminal record, contact Attorney Sandra L. Byrd today for a free initial consultation. She will walk you through the process and educate you on all available options to protect your future and give you a fresh start. From her Chicago, Illinois office, she serves clients in Cook County, Chicagoland and beyond. Call (312) 928-1000 today.
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