Many people who are charged with a DUI simply want to get rid of the case as fast as possible. The idea of going back and forth to court fighting the case can be torturous. This often convinces people to plead guilty and cut a deal for supervision which is not considered a criminal conviction under the law. Illinois law does not allow for the clearing of a DUI even if the sentence is supervision.
The exception to the rule is that an arrest for a DUI CAN be expunged if the case resulted in a dismissal or a finding of not guilty. Thus an aggressive defense of the case is needed to clear you record permanently. Cutting a deal to plead guilty even for a sentence of supervision can have lifelong consequences that can affect your future.
Contact the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury to not only fight your DUI case, but to Xpunge Your Past and Xpand Your Futre.
You may have heard that – with very few exceptions – you can’t expunge a conviction from your criminal record in Illinois. That’s true, but what is a conviction for expungement purposes? This guide explains.
What is a Conviction for Expungement Purposes?
A conviction is a finding of guilt that results in incarceration (jail or prison), probation, a conditional discharge, fine, or time served. If the court finds you guilty,
If you were found not guilty of a crime, you still have a criminal record. In fact, you still have a criminal record even if you were arrested and never charged with a crime. But do you need expungement if you were found not guilty or if you were arrested and never charged? This guide helps you decide.
Do You Need Expungement if You Were Found Not Guilty of a
If you’re like many people, you’ve decided that you need a fresh start through criminal record expungement – but how long does an expungement take in Illinois, and what will you be required to provide? This guide explains.
How Long Does an Expungement Take in Illinois?
In Illinois, expungement takes at least a few months. That’s because the state of Illinois and its agencies – such as the Illinois State