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.
Expungement, in Illinois, is a process that can get you your life back. It can clear away your old criminal record and give you the fresh start you deserve. If your record is expunged, you don’t have to tell anyone that you were ever involved in the criminal justice system – and your past won’t come back to haunt you on background checks.
What felonies can be sealed in Illinois? If you’re like most people, you’ve wondered the same thing – and although you know you’re not eligible for expungement, you could still be eligible for criminal record sealing.
Sealing means your record is hidden from the general public. If your record is sealed, it’ll still be available to law enforcement and people working in the court system, and it’ll be available to
Domestic violence – what Illinois law technically calls domestic battery – goes on your permanent criminal record. But can you expunge a domestic violence charge in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know.
Can You Expunge a Domestic Violence Charge in Illinois?
Whether you can expunge domestic violence from your criminal record depends on whether:
You were arrested but not charged with the crime of domestic battery