If you were ever arrested, you have a criminal record, even if you weren’t convicted. That criminal record can be accessed by the public. An arrest record can interfere when you apply for a job or housing. Fortunately Illinois allows some people to expunge their arrest records. Expungement Attorney Marcus Jones is experienced at expunging arrest records for clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County.
If you were arrested but never convicted, you are eligible for an expungement. An expungement means your criminal record is destroyed and won’t appear on a background check.
If you have a conviction on your record you aren’t eligible for an expungement, but you may be eligible for a sealing. A sealing prevents the public from accessing your criminal record, but law enforcement can still access it.