Chicago Expungement Lawyer Purav Bhatt
Every time you are arrested for a crime in Illinois, a negative mark appears on your criminal record. Even if you were not convicted after your arrest, your criminal record remains. Having a criminal record can create personal stress and limit your future opportunities. An arrest on your criminal record can make it difficult for you to obtain a job, rent an apartment or home, pursue a degree or professional certification, receive bank loans, and receive student loans. A Chicago Expungement Attorney can help.
For many, having a criminal record is life altering and can change the course of one’s future. Fortunately, there is a way to “erase” arrests from your criminal record. Only an experienced Expungement Attorney can best assist you.
What is Expungement?
The process of clearing an arrest from your criminal record is called an expungement. When you expunge a criminal arrest from your record, you remove the arrest so that it is no longer a public record. This means that future employers and landlords cannot find out about your arrest through a background check. The mistakes you may have made in your past will stay there, allowing you to have a second chance and a limitless future. You may expunge most misdemeanor convictions and can even expunge some felony convictions.
If you meet the basic requirements, you may be eligible for an expungement of your criminal record. After your petition is filed, it usually takes about 4-6 months for your arrest to be erased from your record if the state of Illinois grants your request. Consult Purav Bhatt for any questions or concerns you might have.
If you are considering expungement, call the Law Office of Purav Bhatt. We can evaluate your case to determine if you meet the basic requirements, help you with complicated paperwork, and ensure that your petition is completed successfully.
Pardons and Clemency
The state of Illinois has procedures for pardons and clemency. A pardon vacates a conviction and expunges the record, while clemency results in a reduced sentence but leaves the conviction intact and on record. If you seek a pardon, commutation, or clemency, Chicago expungement lawyer Purav Bhatt can help.