Illinois Legislature Passes Bill to Allow Sealing of Most Misdemeanor Violent Crimes
Recently, the Illinois Senate passed a bill which would expand the universe of cases eligible for sealing. The Illinois House previously passed it in March. Assuming that Governor Quinn signs the bill, it will allow those convicted of most misdemeanor violent crimes to seal those cases. Previously, any violent crime conviction, misdemeanor or felony, was not eligible to seal or expunge. The only option to remove these types of offenses from a criminal record was executive clemency. Under this new bill, misdemeanor violent offenses (except for a few listed exceptions, such as domestic battery) will be eligible to be sealed by the court directly.
6/8/2014 10:13:12 am
Will this include dui ? My son was arrested for dui but not convicted he received 2 years supervision. I know when I inquired I was told you can't expunge a dui.
6/9/2014 02:34:17 am
DUI is not an included offense with this bill.
6/10/2014 06:29:54 am
What is the usual time to hear the result of a clemency request after appearing before the prisoner review board?
6/11/2014 01:52:19 am
Mr. Chavez, will a reckless conduct be able to be sealed under this new bill and if it is do you know when this bill will be eligible?
6/11/2014 09:09:59 am
The Governor still has to sign the bill before we can have an effective date, but Reckless Conduct would be included.
6/18/2014 02:22:18 am
Would my misdemeanor battery be included. I got it in 2006. Went to review board in 2012
6/18/2014 09:07:49 am
For questions relating to your individual case, please contact my office directly to discuss in better detail.
7/30/2014 02:56:23 am
Anything new coming out of office or did a complete halt on clemency petitions happen due to election season?
8/26/2014 09:27:08 am
what about possession of stolen motor vehicle
Jerrinae E. Berry
8/27/2014 03:34:10 am
Is this only for juvenile offenders? Gow may we contact you about our case for advice?
8/27/2014 05:18:39 am
This new law applies to adults, not juveniles. Juvenile records have an entirely different body of law that applies.
11/16/2014 09:04:42 pm
I need to contact u I was told a class 3 and 4 felony over 5 yrs old is eligible if this is true I'll pay u for your help plz respond ASAP I need your contact info
12/8/2014 12:35:04 pm
Does this include possession of cannabis or stealing? Which he was going to pay for what he put in his pocket for someone else but the business said no they already had him. :( So sad, he is only 22 and these were in his younger days made bad choices and now is leading a good life. I hope it expunges for him in January. Thanks for reading.
11/26/2015 07:27:35 pm
Can misdemeanor battery be sealed
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