CHANGE IN ILLINOIS LAW AS OF 1/1/2012! RETAIL THEFT, SUPERVISION…NO LONGER 5 YEAR WAIT TO EXPUNGE!
As of January 1, 2012, the Illinois Criminal Identification Act has changed a bit, to the benefit of people who need to have their records expunged or sealed.
Prior to 2012, people who were sentenced to supervision for misdemeanor retail theft had to wait 5 years after the successful termination of supervision to file to expunge their record.
Now, however, people no longer have to wait 5 years to expunge. Instead, it’s just 2 years after successful termination of supervision.
Keep in mind, if you have more than a retail theft arrest on your record, you may not be eligible to expunge. All cases – in every Illinois county and any other state outside of Illinois – must be evaluated to determine if one is eligible to expunge or seal.
We have focused our practice on expungement/sealing/pardons for almost 7 years. We follow the laws closely and we understand how to evaluate each person’s record.
Please call us at any time if you have questions: The Law Firm of Tamara N. Holder, LLC – 312-332-4629 – Chicago, Illinois