Case Expungement / Sealing

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Our community will be safer when we increase employment and education opportunities for all. We cannot let youthful, non-violent mistakes stop Lake County residents from contributing to our economy and our community.  

On his first day in office, Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart stopped the practice of blanket objections to expungement petitions. The office now looks at each individual’s story and will not make objections to expungements unless the law or public safety requires it; and members of the office regularly participate in community education efforts around expungement rights and opportunities. 

To petition the court for an expungement of a qualifying arrest and conviction, please contact the Lake County Clerk of Circuit Court.