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.
You may have heard that – with very few exceptions – you can’t expunge a conviction from your criminal record in Illinois. That’s true, but what is a conviction for expungement purposes? This guide explains.
What is a Conviction for Expungement Purposes?
A conviction is a finding of guilt that results in incarceration (jail or prison), probation, a conditional discharge, fine, or time served. If the court finds you guilty,
If you were found not guilty of a crime, you still have a criminal record. In fact, you still have a criminal record even if you were arrested and never charged with a crime. But do you need expungement if you were found not guilty or if you were arrested and never charged? This guide helps you decide.
Do You Need Expungement if You Were Found Not Guilty of a
If you’re like many people, you’ve decided that you need a fresh start through criminal record expungement – but how long does an expungement take in Illinois, and what will you be required to provide? This guide explains.
How Long Does an Expungement Take in Illinois?
In Illinois, expungement takes at least a few months. That’s because the state of Illinois and its agencies – such as the Illinois State