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.
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.