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Expunging and Sealing Arrest Records

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Is an old arrest or conviction keeping you from getting the job that you want? Are you worried that an arrest from years ago will affect your future. If so, do something about it: have Taplin Defense Firm expunge it or seal it.

Illinois law allows for the expungement of arrest records when the criminal case ends without a conviction being entered. People who are sentenced to Court Supervision in Illinois, therefore, may be eligible to have all records of the event obliterated so that an employer using a background checker will never find it. Certain offenses such as DUIs and most traffic offenses, however, are not eligible for expungement. Drug arrests that do not result in a conviction are usually eligible for expungement.

For people convicted of certain low-level offenses, Illinois law allows for the sealing of the arrest and conviction. The effect is the same as that of an expungement, but when a record is sealed the law enforcement agency retains the records on file. Convictions for crimes of violence and sex crimes cannot be sealed.

For both expungement’s and sealing of records ordered by the Court, the statute requires the Circuit Clerk, the Arresting Agency, and the Illinois State Police to answer all inquiries by background checkers as though no record ever existed.

If you have been arrested and are eligible for an expungement or sealing of the record, you should take action to protect your future from the mistakes of the past. Call Taplin Defense Firm at (618) 288-1111 today.

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Todd is the man. I had a night out with friends that ended with a DUI. I called him the next morning and he walked me through the process. He reassured me that this would not affect my future. I was confident with his representation and pleased with the outcome.


”Todd Taplin is a wonderful defense attorney! He was there when I needed him. He's trustworthy and loyal. His rates are affordable and his service is top notch. He got me a nearly impossible deal. I would recommend his service to anyone who needed it. If I ever have any other problems that would need an attorney, he would be the one.”


”I had never used a traffic ticket lawyer before and was very pleasantly surprised with the results. Todd Taplin got my speeding ticket dismissed altogether and saved me hundreds of dollars! As a bonus, I did not have to take off from work to go to court."


”Todd has always taken care of me! I spent a lot of money with him, but that was because of my own foolish mistakes, but it was worth it. One time I had a warrant pop up I knew nothing about and he called me personally and told me to stay in the house for the weekend. He’ll have it taken care of by Monday and sure enough it was squashed without even turning myself in. He also represented me on Reckless Driving Charges, DUI, and more, and the outcome was always good with him on my side. All in all a great lawyer and cares about his clients.”


”Mr Taplin was an excellent asset to me and my husband during a very trying time! He was affordable and worth the money. He got all of my husbands charges dismissed in a timely manner. He was always very open and communicated exactly what we could expect. If you need a lawyer then I highly recommend Todd Taplin. If we ever need a lawyer in the future there is nowhere else we would go. Thank you Mr Taplin for everything you did for us!"


”Todd was one of the best attorneys I have worked with! Not only does Todd explain everything, he is very responsive and a knowledgeable attorney at a great price.”


”I have used Todd twice now and have been very pleased both times. His office is prompt and helpful."


Areas We Serve

Licensed in Illinois and Missouri

Areas We Serve

  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Glen Carbon, IL
  • Maryville, IL
  • Collinsville, IL
  • Belleville, IL
  • Alton, IL
  • St. Louis, MO
  • St. Clair County, IL
  • Madison County, IL
  • St. Louis County, MO
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