If you’re like many people who have been convicted of driving under the influence, you’re wondering if you can seal a DUI. Here’s what you need to know.
Can You Seal a DUI Conviction in Illinois?
You cannot seal a DUI conviction in Illinois. If you’re convicted of driving under the influence, that conviction must stay on your criminal record forever – unless you get a pardon from the governor or your conviction is vacated.
What About Expunging a DUI?
You cannot expunge a DUI from your criminal record. (Expungement is a lot like criminal record sealing, but rather than simply hiding your criminal record from public view, it erases it completely – your record is either destroyed or returned to you.)
However, if you were accused of any of these crimes (including DUI) but never convicted, or if the charges were dropped, you were found not guilty, or your conviction was vacated or reversed, you can seal or expunge them from your criminal record. Only actual convictions must stay on your record.
Do You Need to Talk to a Criminal Record Sealing Attorney About Sealing a DUI You Were Never Convicted Of?
If you were arrested but never convicted of a DUI, or if your DUI conviction was vacated or reversed, we’ll be happy to talk to you about your options when it comes to sealing and expungement. Call us at 847-920-4540 or fill out the form below to schedule your free consultation with an experienced Chicago expungement and sealing attorney now.
If you have an animal cruelty conviction on your record, you may be wondering if you’re eligible for criminal record clearing – either sealing or expungement. This guide explains whether you can seal animal cruelty crimes from your criminal record in Illinois.
You cannot seal an animal cruelty conviction covered under the Humane Care for Animals Act. You can’t expunge it, either. (Many other criminal records are eligible for sealing
If you’re like many people with a criminal history, you’ve heard of expungement and sealing – but can you seal a sex crime from your record in Illinois? This guide explains.
You can’t typically seal sex crimes in Illinois. These crimes have to stay on your criminal record forever. Any conviction that requires you to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act is a crime that must remain on your
In the state of Illinois, you can expunge or seal criminal records and get a fresh start. Though few offenses qualify for expungement, many – including convictions – qualify for sealing. However, some crimes must remain on your criminal record forever – you can’t expunge or seal them. But can you seal an aggravated assault conviction? This guide explains.
Though you can seal many convictions, violent crimes are not among