I'm a 24 yr old male I was convinced of a csc3rd degree when I was 17 yrs old and I want to get my record expunged, pardoned etc

Asked 5 months ago - Chicago, IL

I was sentenced to 2 to 15 and served 2 yrs and 6 mths of that sentence I completed two yrs of parole and have no other convictions on my record .

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  1. Judy A. Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . The answer remains the same, no matter how you try to reword your question. You cannot get your record expunged. If you wish to seek a pardon, you realistically will have to wait decades, show yourself to be a model citizen, and t]even them you will have a hard time. Very very pardons are granted.

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  2. Anthony Bettencourt Cameron

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . Counsel is right but it is a good idea to consult with an executive clemency lawyer right away. There are certain things you can do now to boost your petition later.

  3. Joshua Sachs

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . Was this an Illinois conviction? We have not had indeterminate sentencing in Illinois for many years. If your conviction was from another state you will have to seek a remedy there, no matter where you live now. In general, conviction are not exungeable in Illinois, although there are now a very few exceptions to what was for long an absolute rule. Pardons are rarely granted, and even then it is usually only after many decades of socially useful life.

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