How Long Will an Arrest be on My Criminal Record?

The answer is simple:  A criminal arrest will be on your background forever unless it is expunged or sealed!  

Charges that were eventually dismissed at court can potentially be expunged or sealed from your criminal record.  Unfortunately, the clearing of your criminal record is not automatic.  Furthermore, the belief that it is cleared after 5 or 10 years is simply a myth. 

The Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury, a Chicago Criminal Defense Firm, can expunge or seal your criminal record in as little as two months.  Contact us at or at 847-920-4540

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