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Cook County Lawyer for Expungements

What is an expungement?

Although there is confusion surrounding the two subjects, it is important to realize that expunging a record is different than sealing it. When your record is sealed, employers and the general public will be denied access to it; however, if law enforcement wishes to open it up, it will be readily available. When a criminal record is expunged, it will literally be destroyed - it will be as if it had never happened. You will be essentially moving forward with a completely clean record.

Not every case, however, is eligible to be expunged. The best chance that you have at understanding the circumstances of your individual situation will be to contact an experienced Cook County criminal defense lawyer. For example, the right attorney will be able to explain to you the types of cases that are most eligible for expungement. These cases usually involve those that were acquitted, released without conviction or in which you were found not guilty. There are, however, other instances in which you are given a very strict time window that you have to petition.

Legal Assistance for Expungements in Cook County

While it is in your best interest to discuss your case with a knowledgeable attorney, it is important to realize that there are certain cases that will almost never be expunged. These include cases that involved a guilty plea, finding or verdict. In situations of this nature, you can be confident that you will almost certainly be unable to expunge your record. At the Law Offices of Howard J. Wise & Associates, our legal team understands the importance of an expungement. With years of experience and an unwavering devotion to protecting your future, you can be confident knowing that our firm will stop at nothing in our efforts to help you on the way to your desirable result.

To learn more about expungements and to learn whether or not it is right for you, contact a Cook County expungement attorney at the firm today!

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The Law Offices of Howard J. Wise - Cook County Criminal Defense Attorney
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Phone: (312) 234-0692.
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