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Expungement/Sealing Resources

The Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office firmly believes that Illinois law which permits the expungement and sealing of certain criminal records can be an extremely helpful tool to allow citizens to overcome past mistakes and remove impediments to employment, housing, and other critical parts of a successful and prosperous future. The State’s Attorney’s Office participates in the annual Sangamon County Expungement and Sealing Summit along with the Circuit Clerk’s Office, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance, The Sangamon County Bar Association, Springfield Urban League and the Office of the State Appellate Defender.

The following online resources provide all necessary information to assist a citizen who wishes to pursue expungement or sealing of criminal history, including prior cannabis convictions under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, 410 ILCS 705.