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 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