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.
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If you’re expunging your criminal record in Illinois, you must first make sure you’re eligible. So what do you look for on your record to determine whether you’re eligible for criminal record clearing?
Here’s what you need to know.
Expunging Your Record? Here’s What to Look For
When you talk to a Chicago expungement attorney about clearing your criminal record, you’ll need a complete copy of your record. If you
Clearing your criminal record through sealing gives you a fresh start – it means that most people will never be able to see your history through a regular background check. However, there are seven criminal offenses you can never seal in Illinois; they must stay on your criminal record forever unless you receive a pardon from the governor or they’re vacated or reversed.