Many people are in the unfortunate situation of not being able to clear their criminal record because they simply are not eligible to do so. Illinois law allows for an expungement or sealings in limited cases. For instances, most felonies and even misdemeanor convictions cannot be expunged. However, there are other options.
Executive Clemency or a Pardon can eventually clear your criminal record and has the same effect as an expungement. Even felony convictions can be pardoned despite being ineligible to expunge. A pardon can only be granted by the Governor – currently Pat Quinn.
Do you have cases from your past that you can’t get off your record? Contact the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury to Expunge, Seal, and Pardon your criminal record.
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