I concur with my Avvo colleagues. It cannot be expunged or sealed. Perhaps this may change in the future but not under current Law.
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I'm not an attorney up there, but it looks like there's some recent change in the law: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=3061&GAID=12&DocTypeID=HB&SessionID=85&GA=98
It's passed both houses and the governor's approved it. You'll need to check with a local attorney to find out when it goes into effect and make sure it applies retroactively. You probably want to wait a month or two as attorneys catch up on legislative changes. We learn about these things as we can, and most of us take continuing education classes yearly to make sure we're up on new law.
Looks like you might need to test clean, so hopefully you aren't indulging in illegal substances or anything. If you are, stop.
You're extremely fortunate if this ends up applying to you. In many places, including Texas, a conviction can never, under any circumstance, be sealed or expunged. And you're someone who stole a felony amount from an employer and are now asking another employer to trust you.
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