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 XpungeChicago.com or at 847-920-4540
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