There are many reasons you may need to get a copy of your criminal record, from a meeting with a Chicago criminal defense lawyer to discuss new charges to the expungement of old charges. While every county has a different procedure, it’s relatively painless and straightforward in Cook County. How to Get Your Police Record in Cook…

A new law passed this spring that allows ex-offenders to skip over the “Criminal History” section of job applications until an employer has deemed them qualified for the job. Because so many candidates are rejected in the first round just because of criminal histories, this new law might help ex-offenders get back into the job…

XpungeChicago is a Division of the Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury that is solely devoted to the clearing of criminal records.  Clearing your criminal record is more important than ever in today’s day and age.  XpuncheChicago has expunged or sealed records for clients in Cook County (Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview, Markham), and even…

A common misconception is that misdemeanor charges are minor or trivial cases.  People often believe that they are automatically expunged or cleared from your record when the case ends. The reality is that people are sentenced to supervision, probation and even jail on misdemeanor cases.  If such a sentence occurs, a misdemeanor can have lifelong…

Prior to 2012, if you were sentenced to supervision on a misdemeanor Retail Theft, the law required a 5 year waiting period from the date your sentence was successfully completed before an expungement could be filed.  However, in 2012, the waiting period was reduced to only 2 years which allows you to clear your criminal…

Applying for a job in todays weak economy is hard enough.  But having a criminal history can reduce your chances of landing that vital position to help support yourself and your family. Almost all employers run routine criminal background checks on potential employees in todays world.  If you are applying for a job and have…

Illinois, unlike most other states, allows individuals who plead guilty and receive supervision and even probation on a criminal case to eventually clear their record.  This unique area of the law is considered an expungement and if granted, both the arrest and court records are destroyed.  To be eligible for an expungment, you must meet…