A retail theft can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony under Illinois law depending on the value of the items taken and the defendant’s criminal background. Most retail thefts are charged as misdemeanors and can be expunged if certain conditions are met.
If you are able to get the case dismissed or plead guilty and receive supervision you may be eligible for an Expungement. Contact the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury for a free case review and background check to determine your eligibility.
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If you’re expunging your criminal record in Illinois, you must first make sure you’re eligible. So what do you look for on your record to determine whether you’re eligible for criminal record clearing?
Here’s what you need to know.
Expunging Your Record? Here’s What to Look For
When you talk to a Chicago expungement attorney about clearing your criminal record, you’ll need a complete copy of your record. If you
Clearing your criminal record through sealing gives you a fresh start – it means that most people will never be able to see your history through a regular background check. However, there are seven criminal offenses you can never seal in Illinois; they must stay on your criminal record forever unless you receive a pardon from the governor or they’re vacated or reversed.