What is the Difference Between Sealing and Expunging a Criminal Record?

2020-07-15T10:53:11-05:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: DIY Expungement, DIY Sealing, Expungement, Sealing|Tags: , , , , |

If you're like many people, you're not too sure about the differences between sealing and expunging a criminal record. In some states, only one of these options exists - and in others, the two mean totally different things than what they mean in Illinois. So what is the difference between sealing and expunging a criminal record in Illinois? Here's what you need to know. What is the Difference Between Sealing and Expunging a Criminal Record [...]

Can Cops See Expunged Records?

2020-06-28T22:25:28-05:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Expungement, DIY Sealing, Expungement, Sealing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you’re like most people, you want a fresh start – and for some people, that’s possible through criminal record expungement. But can cops see expunged records? Here’s what you need to know. Can Cops See Expunged Records? Cops can’t see expunged records in Illinois. That’s because expungement means that your records are destroyed or returned to you. There’s nothing for the police to see when your record is expunged. Criminal record sealing is a [...]

Can I File an Expungement Myself?

2020-06-29T11:39:23-05:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Expungement, DIY Sealing, Expungement, Sealing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  If you’re like many people, you want to know if you can file an expungement yourself in Illinois. An expungement clears your criminal record so it’s like nothing ever happened – nothing will show up in a background check, no matter who’s looking. So can you file an expungement yourself? Yes, in most cases, you can. Here’s what you need to know. Can I File an Expungement Myself? In Illinois, you don’t need an [...]

How Can I Get My Record Expunged for Free?

2020-05-28T09:24:15-05:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: DIY Expungement, Expungement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

How can I get my record expunged for free? It’s a common question – and it’s one that we have an answer for. How Can I Get My Record Expunged for Free? In Illinois, some people are eligible for free criminal record expungement. If you want to expunge your record without cost, you have to meet certain criteria – and you have to do the work yourself. If you meet those criteria, you can [...]

How Do You Start an Expungement Process?

2020-05-28T08:49:38-05:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Expungement, Expungement|Tags: , , |

How do you start an expungement process? It’s a question we hear often – and we can help. Here’s what you need to know. How Do You Start an Expungement Process? There are two ways you can start an expungement process. You can hire an expungement attorney to do all the paperwork (including filling out and filing all your forms) or you can do it yourself. For many people, the easiest way is to [...]

FAQ on Clearing Your Own Criminal Record in Illinois

2020-05-18T12:09:28-05:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Expungement, Expungement|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When you’re clearing your criminal record through expungement, you have two options: You can do it yourself or you can hire a Chicago expungement attorney. If you choose to do it yourself, which is cheaper than hiring a lawyer to do it for you, you can fill out and file your paperwork yourself. If you’re like most people, that means you’ll have some questions – so check out this DIY expungement FAQ to get [...]

Illinois Expungement FAQ

2020-05-20T16:14:30-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: DIY Expungement, Expungement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

If you have a criminal record, the state of Illinois might let you expunge it – but what is expungement, how does it work, and who’s eligible? Check out this Illinois expungement FAQ to learn more about clearing your criminal record through expungement. Illinois Expungement FAQ Read through the questions listed here in our Illinois expungement FAQ. If you don’t see your question, please call us at 847-920-4540 – we’ll be happy to give you [...]

Domestic Battery Arrests in Chicago During the Coronavirus Pandemic

2020-04-30T15:40:41-05:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Expungement, DIY Sealing, Domestic Battery|Tags: , , , , , |

Chicago expungement attorney Matt Fakhoury was interviewed by the legal team at Avvo to discuss domestic battery and the coronavirus pandemic. You can read the entire article here. What's Happening in Illinois With Domestic Battery ? Domestic battery cases are currently increasing all over Chicago, and while working with a criminal defense attorney to defend yourself against these charges is a great first step, it doesn't end there. Here's what you need to know. Can [...]

Get Your FREE Expungement E-Book Now

2020-04-14T19:08:19-05:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Expungement, DIY Sealing, Expungement, Sealing|

If you're like most people who have a criminal record, you're sick and tired of it hanging over your head. But there's good news: You may be able to clear your criminal record and get a fresh start. Get Your FREE Expungement E-Book Now When you're ready to leave your past where it belongs - in the past - download our free Guide to Expungement and Sealing in Illinois e-book. It's packed with useful [...]

How Much Does Expungement Cost?

2020-04-07T13:48:00-05:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Expungement, DIY Sealing, Expungement, Sealing|Tags: , , , |

If you're like many people, you want to be free from your criminal history - you don't want it following you around when you try to get a job, a place to live, or even borrow money on credit. But how much does expungement cost? Here's what you need to know. How Much Does Expungement Cost? Criminal record expungement costs can vary depending on where you have cases. For example, if you hire a Chicago [...]

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