Expungement and Record Sealing Summit
What is the Expungement and Record Sealing Summit?
The Champaign County Circuit Clerk’s Office hosts an annual Expungment and Record Sealing Summit in partnership with many local organizations, including IL State Rep. Carol Ammons, IL State Sen. Scott Bennett, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, and many others.
The Summit is held on a Saturday in the fall, and is designed to provide free legal assistance to those who wish to clear their criminal records. Participants meet with volunteer attorneys who review their criminal history, advise them on what remedies they may apply for, and help prepare petitions. Qualified petitions are able to be filed for free on-site.
When and where is it?
The 2017 Expungment and Record Sealing Summit will be held at Stone Creek Church on Saturday, October 21st.
How can I register?
Registration for this year’s Summit is now open! Please visit the registration site and answer all questions to the best of your ability.
What do I need to do after registering?
1.) Obtain a fingerprint Criminal History Transcript from the Illinois State Police. You may do this by making an appointment at one of the following local police agencies:
Champaign County Sheriff’s Office – 217-384-1204
Champaign Police Department – 217-351-4545
Urbana Police Department – 217-384-2420
All transcripts MUST be received by the Champaign County Circuit Clerk’s Office by Friday, September 22nd. You will not be given a time slot for the Summit if you have not obtained your transcript.
2.) Review any balances you may have on Champaign County cases, and whether or not you still have a pending case. The law does allow for a judge to deny a petition if you have unpaid fines and fees. If you do not know whether or not you have a balance, please visit our online court case lookup system, or call 217-384-3725. Pending cases will affect your ability to qualify for criminal records relief. If you are still on probation, or have not completed the terms of your court supervision, you may not qualify for expungement or sealing.