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 You Expunge Domestic Battery Charges From Your Record?
You cannot expunge a domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery conviction from your record. Once it’s there, it’s there to stay – and short of a pardon, there’s nothing you can do about it. You can’t even seal a domestic battery conviction, which means it’ll show up on your record when someone does a background check on you.
However, if you were arrested for domestic battery and you were never charged, or if your charges resulted in a finding of not guilty, you can clear them from your record. That means you can either expunge or seal them – and that’s something you can do yourself, from the comfort of your own home.
Expunging or Sealing Your Domestic Battery Arrest Records
If your criminal record qualifies for expungement or sealing, you can tackle the whole thing yourself – in fact, you can get instant access to forms and instructions on our website. It doesn’t matter where in Illinois your case took place; you can clear your record in any county in the state using the tools we have here for $299.
Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About Clearing Your Criminal Record?
If you have questions about criminal record expungement or sealing, or if you’d like an attorney’s help rather than doing it yourself, call us at 847-920-4540 or fill out the form below. We’re here to help.