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.
In the state of Illinois, there are some crimes that must remain on your criminal record forever. But what about violent crimes? Can they be sealed? This guide explains.
Can Violent Crimes Be Sealed in Illinois?
Many violent crimes must remain on your criminal record forever, which means they will turn up in background checks. However, some types of forcible felonies – a term that includes some violent crimes –
If you’re like many people, you’ve heard of criminal record expungement. But what if your criminal record includes violent crimes? Can they be expunged? This guide explains.
Can Violent Crimes Be Expunged in Illinois?
Usually, violent crimes must remain on your criminal record. The law doesn’t allow them to be expunged. Some examples of violent crimes include domestic battery, crimes against animals, crimes that require you to register as a