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EXPUNGEMENT AND SEALING LAWYERS
Highly Experienced Expunging and Sealing attorneys serving Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, Will County, Kane County, and McHenry County

Since 2004, Legal Defenders, P.C. has been helping people expunge or seal their criminal records. We are so confident that we can help you, that we offer a money back guarantee. If we are unable to seal or expunge your record, you will receive a full refund. We understand how important it is to you to clear your name. We take our responsibility seriously and do whatever it takes to get a successful result. Recent changes in Illinois law allows most criminal cases to be either expunged or sealed. A criminal record is no longer a lifelong burden.

With your record expunged or sealed, employers, landlords, licensing agencies, and the public will no longer have access to your criminal record. You will no longer have to fear not getting or losing a job, being denied a professional license or leasing an apartment, getting a student loan, or being accepted to the school of your choice. The State's Attorney does not care about your life and will often object to expungement and sealing cases. Very few firms in Illinois have the experience of having represented thousands of clients. We have the knowledge and know-how to get results.

Nationally recognized and award-winning Chicago area attorney and managing partner, John D. Ioakimidis, has handled thousands of criminal cases over 25 years and has never lost an expungement or sealing case in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, Will County, Kane County, and McHenry County. Attorney John D. Ioakimidis has a proven track record of winning cases and understands how vital it is to win your expungement or sealing case. Some of the achievements of attorney John Ioakimidis include:

  • "Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer" awarded by The National Trial Lawyers. This award is given to the best criminal defense attorneys in the United States.
  • Rated "10" Superb by AVVO, the nation's leading attorney rating organization. It's the highest rating awarded by AVVO.
  • Awarded "10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction," by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Rated 10.0 by JUSTIA – its highest rating.

For almost two decades, Legal Defenders, P.C., and its attorneys have been fighting to protect and preserve our client's constitutional rights. We believe that when you retain us, it is our obligation to fight for you and get the results that you need to move on with your life. If you need your criminal record expunged or sealed in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, Will County, Kane County, McHenry County, call us at 312-229-5500 for a free consultation with an Illinois Expungement attorney. You have so much to gain, and nothing to lose with our money-back guarantee.

Case Results
  • Voluntary ManslaughterOur client was convicted over 25 years ago for killing his wife after a heated altercation. Although he completed his sentence, was able to get his life together and embark on a successful career, his record always came up and was a constant burden. He was ashamed that the public, his employer, friends, and family knew of his case. The State’s Attorney aggressively objected to sealing the record. By being prepared and after a lengthy hearing, the Court agreed with us that our client deserved a second chance and sealed his record.night in jail...
  • Felony Residential Burglary Our client was arrested for breaking into a residence. He was placed on qualified probation and avoided going to jail. After the requisite time had passed, we were able to expunge his record. With his record expunged, all the documents and computer data related to his case were destroyed. It’s like his case never happened. He was relatively young when he made that mistake and now will not be burdened with a mistake that he made for the rest of his life.
  • Drug Trafficking/DeliveryMany years ago, our client was arrested and convicted for trafficking several pounds of illegal drugs. After serving his time, he entered into the financial world, which required several licenses. His record was not allowing him to expand his business relationships in the financial world because he was unable to pass a criminal background check and get certain state and federal licenses. With his record sealed, he is now able to further pursue his business interests without any fear.
  • Retail TheftOur client had several retail theft cases at various courthouses. We filed a Petition to Expunge each case. We submitted a mitigation packet to the State's Attorney and the Court, and were able to convince the judge that our client had changed her life and needed to get her record expunged in order to enter the nursing field.
  • Domestic BatteryOur client was employed by a national organization and had a highly public position. He was arrested for Domestic Battery after an altercation with his wife. After the matter was dismissed, we filed a Petition to Expunge the Record. The State's Attorney objected to our Petition. After a lengthy hearing, we were able to convince the Court that our client was worthy of having his record expunged and that the public had no interest in keeping the record from being destroyed. Our client was relieved that he was able to keep his high profile position and avoided the embarrassment of having a Domestic Battery arrest on his record.
Client Reviews
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I highly recommend attorney John Ioakimidis, P.C. You have no need to fear when John Ioakimidis is in your corner. He is honest and cares about his clients. When in need, call John Ioakimidis. V.B.
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I was referred to John Ioakimidis by a family friend. After knowing John Ioakimidis for over 10 years now, I have come to respect his intellectual and legal abilities. I am highly satisfied and recommend John Ioakimidis Ioakimidis full-heartedly. He is an excellent attorney and a wonderful person. J.S.
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John Ioakimidis, P.C. is an outstanding law firm! Managing partner, John Ioakimidis is a wonderful person and a first-class attorney! His honest and sincere demeanor won me over from our very first conversation. I trusted my case and ultimately, my life in his hands and hoped for the best! The outcome couldn’t be any better! I can’t thank John enough for successfully sealing my case and giving me back my life! After many years of agony, despair, embarrassment and joblessness, I now stand tall, proud and free! Thank you John Ioakimidis, P.C! You’re the best! E.I E.I.
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John Ioakimidis and his legal assistant Ethel have done a wonderful job with my case. I recommend them for their expertise and commitement. D.F.
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John Ioakimidis is an excellent attorney. He not only excels in his knowledge of the law, he also cares about his clients. I highly recommend him. C.V.
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