The United States is considered a melting pot with the most diverse group of people living in one nation. People from other countries seek to live the American dream by immigrating to the United States in order to provide their families with the best opportunities possible. Many immigrants eventual realize the potential for success and apply for citizenship.
Before a person is granted the status of being a “citizen” of the United States, a criminal background check is administered. Pursuant to federal immigration policy, any “conviction” can be a basis to bar admission into the United States. Therefore an arrest and a plea of guilty can prevent you from becoming a U.S. citizen.
Many people familiar with Illinois law realize that pleading guilty to an offense and receiving supervision is not considered a conviction under Illinois law. Although that is true, the federal government feels differently. Supervision is considered a conviction for all intents and purposes when it comes to immigration status and can be a major factor determining entry into the United States.
If you are applying to become a U.S. citizen and have been arrested or found guilty of an offense, it is crucial to have your record expunge to secure entry into the United States. For more information please contact the Law Offices of M. Fakhoury at 847-920-4540 or XpungeChicago.com
If you have an animal cruelty conviction on your record, you may be wondering if you’re eligible for criminal record clearing – either sealing or expungement. This guide explains whether you can seal animal cruelty crimes from your criminal record in Illinois.
You cannot seal an animal cruelty conviction covered under the Humane Care for Animals Act. You can’t expunge it, either. (Many other criminal records are eligible for sealing
If you’re like many people with a criminal history, you’ve heard of expungement and sealing – but can you seal a sex crime from your record in Illinois? This guide explains.
You can’t typically seal sex crimes in Illinois. These crimes have to stay on your criminal record forever. Any conviction that requires you to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act is a crime that must remain on your
In the state of Illinois, you can expunge or seal criminal records and get a fresh start. Though few offenses qualify for expungement, many – including convictions – qualify for sealing. However, some crimes must remain on your criminal record forever – you can’t expunge or seal them. But can you seal an aggravated assault conviction? This guide explains.
Though you can seal many convictions, violent crimes are not among