The Office of the State Appellate Defender can answer questions about sealing and expunging records. They cannot represent you in court. You may call toll-free (866) 787-1776 in Chicago or (866) 431-4907 Statewide, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live in Cook County, you can speak with a lawyer at the Expungement Help Desks in Room 1006 of the Daley Center and Room 102J in the Markham Courthouse. The Daley Center Help Desk is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 A.M. to noon and Thursday afternoon from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. The Markham Help Desk is open on Wednesdays from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. If you were arrested by the Chicago Police Department, you must bring a current RAP sheet with you.