Many clients wonder how long the entire record clearing process will take. The simple answer is that it depends.
Every county and court district have different procedures and requirements when an expungement or sealing is filed. Some districts within the same county, such as Cook County, take much longer than other districts to clear your record. In addition, the county prosecutor often objects to petitions to expunge/seal criminal records. An objection further delays the process because a hearing before a Judge is required.
Matt Fakhoury – A Chicago Expungement Attorney, assists clients throughout the City of Chicago as well as the suburban districts of Cook County – Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridegeview, and Markham. Depending on the district and the specific circumstances of your case, we can get your record cleared in as little as 2 to 3 months.
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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