I am often asked the following, “I was arrested and my case was dismissed. Is my record automatically cleared?” OR “I went to trial and was found Not Guilty. Is my record automatically cleared?” The answer to both questions is a resounding NO. Even if your case was dismissed, or you were found Not Guilty at trial, your arrest will remain on your record until you petition to have it cleared.
A criminal arrest will have a damaging impact on your future. Every arrest is part of the public record. You must be proactive in clearing your criminal record, even in cases where charges were dismissed or you were found Not Guilty. An arrest will always be a part of your criminal record and accessible by anyone including future employers, landlords, family, and friends. You must act now to protect and enhance your future.
If you need an Expungement Attorney with a proven track record, call Attorney Matt Fakhoury with Xpunge Chicago. It is vital that you clear your criminal record to enhance your future. Calls are answered 24 hours a day.
Expungement, in Illinois, is a process that can get you your life back. It can clear away your old criminal record and give you the fresh start you deserve. If your record is expunged, you don’t have to tell anyone that you were ever involved in the criminal justice system – and your past won’t come back to haunt you on background checks.
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