It’s not always easy to get the state of Illinois to expunge or seal your criminal record. You need background checks, specific petitions and request forms for different counties, and a wide range of documentation to begin the process – and what’s worse is that a simple mistake can cause a long delay in the process.
For most people, that means working with experienced legal professionals.
At XpungeChicago, we’ve helped people in situations just like yours – and we can help you, too. We know how to guide you through the entire criminal record clearing process
Matt Fakhoury is a former prosecutor and currently a Chicago Criminal Defense Attorney. Mr. Fakhoury is also an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University where he teaches law courses in the undergraduate sociology department.
Colleen LeFevour received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Concordia University Chicago in 2015. Colleen attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, and obtained her Juris Doctor Degree. While in undergraduate and law school, Colleen was employed with the Rosemont Public Safety Department in Rosemont, Illinois. She also clerked at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau and clerked for the Domestic Violence and Family Law Clinic at The John Marshall Law School. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois.
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