Can I request an early expungement/sealing?
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If you completed certain educational goals during your last sentence, you may be eligible for a shorter waiting period. Rather than waiting 3 or 5 years, you may be able to seal all eligible offenses upon the completion of your last sentence. Petition for sealing before applicable waiting periods expire if you earned a high school diploma, associate's degree, career certificate, vocational-technical certification, bachelor's degree, or GED for the first time during the period of your sentence, aftercare release, or mandatory supervised release.
If your education waiver petition is denied, the applicable waiting period will apply to any further petition for sealing.
Illinois has States Attorney Office, there are no DAs in Illinois. Unfortunately, you have to wait exactly one year and six months until you may seek sealing and expungement of your original arrest which also will take several months to complete.
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