If you have been convicted of a crime, the State of Illinois has procedures for granting Pardons and Clemency. The Governor is given the constitutional power to grant a pardon or clemency following criminal conviction or juvenile adjudication.
Pardon: Vacates a conviction and expunges a criminal record.
Clemency: Results in a reduced sentence, but the conviction remains on record.
If you wish to seek a pardon or clemency, the Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury and XpungeChicago will assist you from start to finish. Attorney Matt Fakhoury will review your criminal case and will aggressively fight for your clemency or pardon.
If you’re like many people, you have a criminal history that’s holding you back from doing things you want to do, such as finding a better place to live, getting the right type of job, or even attending school. However, there may be hope: You could be eligible to seal offenses on your criminal record. But can you seal a theft conviction in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know.
If you’re like many people with felony criminal histories, you’re looking for a fresh start – you’re sick of your criminal record hanging over your head. Fortunately, Illinois law allows you to seal some Class 4 felonies. Although sealing is different from expungement, it has almost the same effect: Your criminal record will no longer be available to the general public, and it won’t come up in standard criminal background