All too often, people are affected by arrests of their past. Perhaps you made a mistake in your youth, or were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Nevertheless, a mistake of the past should not affect your future — herein lies the important of an expungement or sealing.
My clients are often unaware that arrests that resulted in a dismissal, supervision, or acquittal remain on record and can still be accessed by police agencies and the general public. Most people are not aware that a criminal record can be expunged or sealed under Illinois law. Those with qualifying arrests, court supervision sentences, and even certain convictions may file a petition with the court to expunge or seal records.
Certain convictions are not eligible for an expungement or sealing. However, new legislation in Illinois will expand the eligibility of those eligible for a sealing. At Xpunge Chicago, our ultimate goal is to expunge your past and expand your future. Former prosecutor Matt Fakhoury will handle your petition from start to finish and vigorously defend you should the state object to the granting of your expungement or sealing. Please call Xpunge Chicago today for a free case review — 847-920-4540.
The basic idea behind expungement in Illinois is to give people with a criminal record a fresh start. This process, also known as record clearing or expungement, involves having your criminal records sealed. When your records are sealed, the court order restricts public access and prevents employers, landlords, and other third parties from seeing them.
In Illinois, expungement of criminal records is regulated by the Criminal Identification Act (20
A background check is a way to search someone’s personal background information. It can include things like criminal records, addresses, education and more. Depending on who’s doing the checking, the type of information varies greatly. This guide explains what comes up on criminal background checks – and what you can do if you have a criminal record you don’t want anyone to see.