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Peoria Expungement Summit Helps 250 Individuals Take Step Forward

May 18, 2017

Prairie State Legal Services and Illinois State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth held and all-day event in Peoria entitled the Expungement Summit earlier this month.  Around 500 individuals with criminal records showed up, with 250 eligible individuals taking the first steps towards getting their record cleaned by filing their legal documents with 50 attorneys who volunteered to help out at the event.

Other local partners of the event, including Caterpillar Inc., Cabrini Green Legal Aid and the Peoria County Bar Association say that they plan to do more events like this summit. “I never expected this kind of turnout,” says Michael Brandt, chairman of the bar association’s pro bono committee. “It indicates that we have a great need for this service.” The next major steps for these individuals will begin in two months when many of them will go to court and a federal judge will decide if the records will be expunged or sealed. (Source: Peoria Journal Star)

Illinois! If you have a criminal record that you would like to expunge, we encourage you to take our confidential, online eligibility test to see if you qualify for an expungement or similar criminal record removal service. We are happy to provide a free consultation to let you know what your options are to remove charges from your criminal record. Even if you do not qualify for an expungement, our firm would be happy to discuss what other options you have in cleaning up your criminal record.

Be sure to also check out Online Privacy Solutions to remove your record and any personal information online.

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