Class 3 and Class 4 Felony Offenses Eligible For Sealing

Felony Record SealingIllinois legislature has continued its trend of expanding the list of criminal offenses eligible for sealing.  Although certain Class 4 and Class 3 Felony records were already eligible for sealing, this could only be accomplished after obtaining a Certificate of Eligibility for Sealing. Effective January 1, 2014, Illinois legislature removed this extra hurdle and expanded the list of Class 4 and Class 3 felony offenses that can be sealed following the requisite waiting period, without obtaining the Certificate of Eligibility.

Class 4 felony convictions now eligible for sealing:

  • Prostitution;
  • Possession of Cannabis;
  • Possession of Controlled Substance;
  • Offenses under Methamphetamine Act;
  • Offenses under Steroid Act;
  • Theft;
  • Retail Theft;
  • Deceptive Practices;
  • Forgery
  • Possession of Burglary Tools;

Class 3 felony convictions now eligible for sealing:

  • Theft;
  • Retail Theft
  • Deceptive Practices;
  • Forgery;
  • Possession With Intent To Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance.

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