Illinois Expungement Attorney
On June 25, 2019, Illinois governor JB Pritzker signed house bill 1438 into law creating public act 101-0027. This law is known as the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act. This new law allows people with marijuana convictions on their record, who were previously ineligible, to get the criminal records expunged. Hundreds of thousands of people are affected by this new law. Our attorneys have experience expunging criminal records for all types of criminal offenses including marijuana convictions. Call us today at 309-467-3213 to speak with an Illinois expungement attorney about your options.
Frequently asked questions about marijuana expungement
What types of marijuana offenses are eligible for expungement with the new law?
Under the new law if you were convicted for possession of marijuana of 500 grams or less then you may be eligible to have your record expunged. This would include class 4 felony convictions and all misdemeanor convictions.
When does the new law take effect?
The new marijuana law on expungement became effective on June 25, 2019, when it was signed by the governor. Petitions to expunge records under the new marijuana law can be filed immediately.
How long do I need to wait to file to have my record expunged?
If you were convicted of possessing less than 30 grams of marijuana your record may be automatically expunged but you may have to wait several years for that to happen depending on when your offense occurred. You don’t have to wait for the State of Illinois to expunge your record however, you can file a petition with the court and get your records expunged much faster.
How do I expunge a marijuana conviction?
The first thing you need to do is file a petition for expungement in the court that the case occurred in. You are required to pay a filing fee. The Illinois State Police, the arresting agency, and the State’s Attorney in the county are all notified of the petition and given 60 days in which to file an objection. If no objection is filed within the 60 days then the judge will enter an order requiring all parties to expunge all records related to the case.
Do I need an Illinois expungement attorney to expunge my record?
It is important that the petition to expunge contains all the required and correct information. Failure to file a proper petition to expunge can cause your petition to be denied or delayed significantly. An experienced Illinois expungement attorney can ensure that your records are properly and quickly expunged.
What does it mean for a record to be expunged?
When a criminal record is expunged it means that it is completely erased or removed. All records are destroyed and it will no longer show on a background check.
Does Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols handle expungement other than marijuana cases?
Yes, our Illinois expungement attorneys are experienced in handling expungements of for all types of criminal cases.
Contact Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols at 309-467-3213 today to discuss your expungement options.
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