Chicago Expungement Lawyer
The expungement and sealing of criminal records is governed by the Illinois Criminal Identification Act (20 ILCS 2630/0.01). Generally speaking, only charges that did not result in a conviction are eligible for expungement, which means the criminal records can be destroyed. Charges that resulted in a conviction, however, are only eligible for sealing, which means that the records can only be hidden, but not destroyed. There are some types of convictions that are not eligible for sealing such as driving under the influence, reckless driving, and domestic battery. Please contact our expungement lawyer so that we can determine whether your charges or convictions are eligible for expungement or sealing.
DISCLAIMER: The above is not to be construed as legal advice nor the creation of an attorney-client relationship. Each case will depend on its own facts.