Legal Tip of the Day: The Difference Between Expunging and Sealing Your Criminal Record in Illinois
My name is Matt Fakhoury with XpungeChicago.com, and here’s your Legal Tip of the Day from XpungeChicago.
Today’s Tip of the Day is about the difference between expunging versus sealing your record. An expungement is basically a deletion or erasing your record. A sealing means to cover or hide your record from the public, but the government still has access to it.
So depending on the disposition or result of your case, you might be eligible for an expungement (which is a little better). But in most instances, a sealing is going to be just as effective.
For more information, contact The Law Offices of Matthew Fakhoury and XpungeChicago. Remember to Xpunge Your Past and Xpand your future with XpungeChicago.com.
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