Attorney Gbenga Longe brings an excellent record of effective and aggressive representation in the area of Criminal Law. No matter the issue, she will fight for her clients and ensure that their constitutional rights are protected. As a former prosecutor, Gbenga Longe has an extensive background in criminal law and knows how to get results. Throughout her legal career Gbenga has prosecuted hundreds of DUI and criminal cases in Chicago as well as the surrounding suburbs, and she carries an inside knowledge to winning cases. Gbenga is highly skilled in advocating for her clients and she will carefully analyze her client’s cases to determine the best course of action.
Upon graduating from the Indiana University School of Law- Indianapolis in 2010, Gbenga was appointed as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the second largest prosecuting agency in the country. During her tenure as a prosecutor, Gbenga prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases at various levels, many of which were high profile in nature. Gbenga successfully navigated hundreds of cases through jury trials, motions, and hearings. She handled a wide-ranging caseload of felony and misdemeanor cases including financial crimes, DUI and traffic violations, drug offenses, sex offenses, theft, and other violent crimes.
Gbenga’s vast experience as courtroom prosecutor has made her highly skilled in trial technique and knowledgeable in the rules of evidence. Her aggressive courtroom style has led to many favorable outcomes and she continues to achieve desired results for her clients.
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime, make sure that your rights are protected and that you have the best attorney working for you. Contact the Longe Law Firm today and have an experienced attorney evaluate your case.
Expungement vs. Sealing of Criminal Records
There are two ways that criminal records can be removed from the public record: expungement and sealing. Some people think that expungement and sealing are the same thing; however, there are several important differences. In order to have your criminal record expunged, you must first petition the Court for an expungement and then attend a hearing on the matter. Since pursuing expungement of your criminal record involves preparing a petition and engaging with the Court at a hearing, it is to your advantage to work with a criminal defense attorney.
Some information cannot be removed, or expunged, from the criminal record, including Class 4 felonies and some misdemeanors. In the alternative, these offenses may be sealed, depending upon the specific set of circumstances. Sealed means that information regarding the offense will be made unavailable to public and can only be accessed by law enforcement personnel.
An experienced criminal defense attorney can increase the odds that the Court will grant your request to have your record expunged or sealed. If the Court does decide to expunge your arrest or your entire criminal record, you will not have to disclose any information that was removed from the record when you fill out job applications or encounter any other situations in which you are required to disclose arrests or other information that would be contained in the public record.
Attorney Longe was retained as my real estate attorney and had my best interest from start to finish. Her diligence and effort proved to be beneficial and comforting, especially for a first time home buyer such as myself. She was very professional and acquiesced to all parties involved while still showing a level of fortitude that is rare. Thank you!