Expungement & Sealing
At the Law Offices of Vincent F. Cornelius, we don’t just fight to keep you out of jail; we fight to keep your criminal records clean. If you were arrested for a crime and put on trial as a result, it doesn’t matter if you are found innocent and not convicted; it doesn’t even matter if your charges were dismissed. Your criminal records still exist to be seen by employers, teachers, apartment managers, police officers and other law enforcement personnel, who can review your criminal arrest records while doing a background check, unless you “clear” them through expungement.
As a former prosecutor and now criminal defense attorney, with more than 20 years of legal experience for helping clients throughout Wheaton and Joliet, attorney Vincent F. Cornelius, has provided knowledgeable legal guidance to assist his clients in petitioning for expungement.
Not everyone is eligible for expungement. Some crimes such as DUI/DWI or traffic violations cannot be expunged. In addition, there are other crimes in Illinois, which are only eligible for sealing depending on the type of sentence you received. Convictions involving conditional discharge, probation, or jail time are not expungable, but could be sealed in certain situations.
Contact the Law Offices of Vincent F. Cornelius located in DuPage and Will County, Illinois. We can help you understand the process of expungement and fight to have your criminal records erased or sealed. You deserve to move forward in life without your past following behind. Call 630-665-6644 or 815-723-7300 to schedule an initial consultation.