Illinois Expungement and Record Sealing

Eligibility Checklist

The law, called the Criminal Identification Act (20 ILCS 2630/5), allows qualifying arrests, supervisions and convictions to be either expunged or sealed. Many people who have never been convicted can qualify to have their arrest record either expunged or sealed.

Many misdemeanors, non-violent convictions can eventually be sealed. Two types of Class 4 felony convictions – possession of a controlled substance and prostitution – can be sealed 4 years after the sentence is completed. Only criminal records prosecuted and maintained by the State of Illinois are affected. Federal and out-of- state convictions do not fall under the new law.

Whether you can get your record expunged or sealed is dependent on your entire criminal record. A review of your Illinois criminal history will be obtained from the Illinois State Police for review to determine eligibility.

If you meet these requirements, you are eligible for expungement under Illinois law and entitled to seek relief.*

If, after reviewing your case, you meet the criteria for eligibility, Criminal History Cleaners will prepare, file and serve all interested parties with a Petition for Expungement. Criminal History Cleaners LDA Professionals will prepare your documents, file and serve all interested parties with a Motion for Expungement of your Arrest and Conviction. We will do everything we can as Legal Document Assistants to help you through the process and get your Court Order.


There may be additional fees. Criminal History Cleaners will provide that information during the expungement process.


Just fill out the application form and submit your application. You can make your payment right now with any major credit card or Paypal, or one of our staff will follow up with you to help answer your questions and help you complete the process. If you have Court documents in your possession, you can fax or email them to our office which allows us to expedite your document preparation and submission even faster.

Eligibility Checklist

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