What can you do?
Under Illinois law, you can file a Petition for Expedited Judicial Determination of Factual Innocence to clean up your record based on identity theft. You must attach all supporting documentation that demonstrates that someone misused your identity in committing any crimes, and you will likely have to appear at a hearing to answer questions. Once the Petition is granted, the records linking the crime to your identity will be cleared.
While you can file the Petition yourself, an experienced criminal law attorney can help you present the most relevant evidence in its best possible light. If the court is not convinced that you were a victim of identity theft, the judge could deny your petition.
If you have questions about this or another related criminal or traffic matter, please contact Matt Keenan at 847-568-0160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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