Being arrested in Carlinville, Illinois can impact the rest of your life. Even if the state dismisses the criminal charges against you, it’s not over. If you have ever been arrested anywhere in Illinois, you likely have a criminal record.
Anyone can find your criminal record through a criminal background check. Having a criminal record is more than just embarrassing – it can keep you from getting a job, finding a place to live or even getting credit in your name. Employers, landlords and lenders can access your criminal record, making it more difficult to provide for yourself and your loved ones.
However, Illinois law may help you move forward with your life after an arrest or conviction. You may be eligible to have your record sealed or expunged. When you have your record expunged or sealed, you can get a clean slate – and a chance at a fresh start.
At Brandenburg & Rees, LLP, we know that everyone makes mistakes. We believe that those mistakes do not define us. Our goal is to use Illinois law to help you clean up your criminal record, including court and arrest records, to keep your criminal record from haunting you for the rest of your life.
If you are having trouble finding a job and a place to live because of your criminal record, call Brandenburg & Rees, LLP at (217) 854-2602 for a free consultation with an attorney to discuss having your record expunged or sealed.