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i was convicted by a bench jury when i was 19 for criminal

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i was convicted by a bench jury when i was 19 for criminal sexual abuse with a 15 year old who said we had sex twice in 10 mins which we just kissed for about 5 and talked for 5. the medical examination was 4 days after the acusation which stated her hymen was intact. I have been registering for 10 years and i am done in a few days. My question has two parts:
1. how can i get this re-opened or looked at, sealed or pardoned?
2. I am told that i don't have to register anymore but still have to follow all sex offender laws in illinois for life by the illinois state police. that doesn't seem right. is there someone can i can talk to?

thank you for your time
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Samuel II replied 7 years ago.



you can apply for a pardon through the Governor's office. if you get the pardon, then you can file for an expungment.


here is a link for that contact information. call and tell them you want a pardon application. the process is long and there are no guarantees that it would be granted, but well worth the effort.


good luck




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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

i wanted an answer on if what i typed had warrant to re-open the case and/or how.

also need the 2nd question answered on resources or who i can talk to about the SO laws in illinois regarding after registeration of 10 years is complete.

can you help?

Expert:  Samuel II replied 7 years ago.



no. you cannot reopen the case. you asked about getting it sealed and that is the information i provided.


if you are not required to register, that does not exempt you from the other laws.

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