Under Illinois law, you can apply to have certain criminal arrests, supervisions and convictions either expunged, sealed or pardoned. The rules governing types of arrests and convictions are very complex and change frequently. It is advisable to seek help from a qualified attorney regarding criminal record expungement. In Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg, attorney Matt Fakhoury handles criminal background record expungement cases on behalf of individuals who want to clear their criminal records to improve their chances for obtaining employment, housing or are concerned with other matters where this information may be taken into account.
If any events on your criminal record occurred throughout Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg or any other of the surrounding areas of Cook County, then criminal record expungement may be best handled by a local criminal defense attorney. Regardless of where you were arrested or convicted, it is important to understand some of the basic facts about criminal record expungement.
You may not be able to get your criminal record expunged if you have ever been convicted of a crime.
Depending on the type of crime, you may be able to get a record of a criminal conviction sealed, so that members of the public (such as employers) would not have access to it. Police officers and other government officials will still be able to view the conviction on your record.
Even if you were found not guilty, the arrest will still appear on your criminal record and you will need to apply for criminal record expungement if you want to clear the arrest from your record.
Experienced criminal defense attorney Matt Fakhoury can help you through the process of clearing your criminal record. Call or email us now for a free consultation regarding expunging your criminal record. Our law office processes criminal record expungement applications in Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, and throughout Cook County.
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