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Is it possible to get a felony expunged from ones record in

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Is it possible to get a felony expunged from one's record in Illinois?

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Depends - what is the felony for?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I'm asking this question on behalf of a loved one...mainly to either ease my own mind or just educate it.

But it was a drug charge. Cocaine.
And it was a permanent conviction, not like a deferred adjudication or a probation matter?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
From what he's told me, it is a permanent conviction, but I believe he is on probation.

I'm really sorry to be so vague; it can be a difficult thing to talk to him about. But I do not believe there has been any deferred adjudication.

Is it possible for someone to have a permanent conviction for which he is on probation?
That's ok - I got what I needed I think. One can only expunge a record if it was NOT a conviction, but a probationary matter (deferred adjudication or TAC probation), if he was acquitted, or pardoned.Check to see if he has TASC probation. If he does, than he is eligible and can actually even do it himself - no TASC probation or deferred adjudication, then he needs a pardon from the Illinois Pardon and Parole board. Worth a shot - begin here:

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thanks so much! You were very helpful!
I'm glad that you feel empowered. Happy New Year, Godspeed.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I tried to access the link you provided <> and it appears to be a secured page that to which I do not have access.

Could you possibly direct me to another starting point to obtain a pardon from the Illinois Pardon and Parole board? I think that seems to be the most viable option.

Thanks again for all your help! for me, but had to "reload" the page once. Please try again - it might have been down - let me know if it doesn't work for you again for some reason.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes, it worked! Thanks so much!
Cool ;)

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