Can you have an unlawful use of weapons charge sealed?

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Can you have an unlawful use of weapons charge sealed?

In IL.

Asked on June 20, 2011 under Criminal Law, Illinois

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Was the matter just charged or were you convicted of the ccrime? The law that applies in Illinois is known as the Criminal Identification Act,which allows arrests, supervisions and certain convictions to be expinged or sealed.   Here is what Illinois Legal Aid has to say on sealing:

Cases where you are an adult, or a minor prosecuted as an adult, and you were prosecuted for a misdemeanor or municipal ordinance violation in which:

You were acquitted;
You were released without being convicted (including cases in which you were not charged);
Your conviction was reversed;
Or, you received a sentence of supervision for a misdemeanor and it has been at least 3 years since the termination of your last supervision.

Your record can also be sealed if you are an adult or minor prosecuted as an adult for a misdemeanor which resulted in a conviction and you have not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for 4 years after completing your last sentence.  

Good luck.

 


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