Chicago Criminal Expungements Blog

Friday, October 5, 2012

Misconceptions - Expungements Are Not Automatic

 

Many people who are arrested but subsequently get their case dismissed are under the mistaken belief that the case is automatically expunged from their record.  The fact of the matter is that expunging your record is NOT automatic.  In fact, the court file and police reports will remain in the system available for the public to view even if the case is ultimately thrown out. 
 
When an arrest occurs, the arresting police agency creates a file on you.  At that point, your fingerprints are sent to the Illinois State Police and they generate a file on you as well.  Lastly, a court file is also generated once you go to court.  
 
In order to clear your criminal record, you must apply for an expungement to erase any traces of the arrest or court case.  The expungement process is not automatic even if your case was dismissed. 
 
Contact XpungeChicago – A Division of The Offices of M. Fakhoury to begin the Clearing Your Criminal Record!
 
 

 


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Reasons to Clear Your Criminal Record: Employment

There are several reasons why clearing your criminal record is vital to the pursuit of happiness.  At the top of the list are employment opportunities and with it, financial freedom.   Thousands of people a day in Chicago and Cook County are denied jobs because of a prior arrest or court case.  Although you may have paid your debt to society and are attempting to move forward in your life, society isn’t allowing you to do so.  

Most employers do extensive and thorough criminal background checks of all applicants applying for jobs. If a prior case preventing you from getting a job, you may be able to Expunge or Seal your criminal record.  

Contact the Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury for a free consultation – Xpunge Your Past, Xpand Your Future!

 


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