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.
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.
Legal Tip of the Day: DUI and Driver’s License Suspension in Illinois
My name is Matt Fakhoury with XpungeChicago.com, and here’s your Legal Tip of the Day from XpungeChicago.
Now, today’s legal tip of the day is regarding your DUI arrest and specifically, how long your license will be suspended once you’re arrested for DUI. Now, in most instances, if you are arrested for a DUI, your license will