If you have been convicted of a crime or even a criminal traffic violation, you probably want to find out if your charge can be expunged or sealed. Unfortunately, even the smallest crime can stay on your record—staying with you for life. Watch this video to find out more about clearing your criminal record.

These days, almost everyone has access to courthouse records due to technology, which means that anyone from an employer to a landlord can search your background. Unfortunately, a criminal history can prevent you from getting a job, credit card, or renting a home. This is why so many people want to know if their Illinois criminal records can be expunged or sealed. As a Collinsville criminal defense attorney, I have helped many people get their records expunged or sealed, which means the courthouse deletes records or judges sign orders prohibiting certain files from being opened without another court order.

To find out if your criminal record in Illinois can be expunged or sealed, contact an experienced Madison County criminal defense attorney. Call the Giacoletto Law Firm for a free initial consultation at 618-346-8841, or contact us online at

Steve Giacoletto
Collinsville Personal Injury Attorney