Expungements and Sealings in Chicago


Having a criminal record, even if it contains only a few things that happened years ago, can stop you from getting a job, finding a place to live, or even from getting a loan. Your record can come back to haunt you when you least expect it to.

A criminal record can follow you for the rest of your life… unless you do something about it.

Criminal Record Expungement

Expungement refers to the process of making your criminal record disappear. Essentially, it’s erased and is no longer accessible to the public.

Not all crimes can be expunged from your records. Typically, convictions stay on your record—but if you don’t qualify for expungement, you may qualify for criminal record sealing.

Criminal Record Sealing

Criminal record sealing prevents most people from accessing your record. Some government agencies may still be able to see it, but it generally won’t be available to the public.

Are You Eligible for Expungement or Sealing in Chicago?

If you’re eligible for expungement or sealing in ChicagoSkokieRolling Meadows or Schaumburg, the record of your arrest and your court file pertaining to the arrest can become inaccessible to the public.

You could qualify for a fresh start.

Call us right away at 847-920-4540 for your free expungement case evaluation. We’ll be happy to discuss your case and go through your options with you. The sooner you call, the sooner we’ll be able to start the process—and the sooner you can get the fresh start you deserve.



Matt Fakhoury services was beyond exceptional. He resolve my issue in a timely manner with positive results that change my life forever. I’m truly grateful for his expertise and definitely would recommend his services without a doubt.

Tanesha Arnold June 18, 2018

Efficient and Effective
The Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury provided me with excellent service. I had 7 felonies that all needed to be sealed and/or expunged and the team there successfully took care of every one of them. I had cases in 3 different districts and they had no problem handling all of them. They even expedited two of the three districts hearings for me. Matt and/or someone from his team constantly kept me updated with proceedings, court dates, and any relevant information. In addition to all of that he was even able to get an old warrant thrown out without me even having to make an appearance in court. This is a top notch team and worth every penny. Today was my final court appearance and despite objections from the prosecution we still managed to get everything taken care of. Thank you Matt, Stacy, and everyone else that worked so hard on my cases!!

Michael June 14, 2018

After researching various attorneys, Matt Fakhoury was the clear choice to assist with my fathers’ cases because this is an area of specialization and because of his responsiveness. He is professional and great with communicating the timeline and other expectations. The process went smoothly with timely communications/updates along the way. His associate attorney, Chloe Schor, was also responsive and answered all our questions which helped put us at ease as the court date approached. Everything was done efficiently and Mr. Fakhoury was copied on everything so we knew he had oversight of the case which we appreciated along with the attentiveness and care they both showed in this matter. We received a reminder about the court date and on the day of the petition hearing, Ms. Schor greeted us warmly and went over what was to be expected. Our win in court on 6 cases spoke to their knowledge and due diligence and we highly recommend him.

Happy Client April 20, 2018

Reasonable charges for services. Great attorney. He was always in contact with me and was always optimistic

Matthew Portillo April 14, 2018

Gets the job done!!!…
I contacted Mr Fakhoury to work on 3 cases for me and to get then sealed. He was very clear in explaining how the process works and what to expect. Price was fair for the service. So far he has been amazing, in that he already got one case sealed and is working on the rest. I feel very confident in recommending his services to all, as he does exactly what he tells you he will do. Throughout the whole process it has been very easy to communicate with him and his office and they have sent me numerous updates before I even requested any!!!

George March 24, 2018

Matt makes it easy…
I hired Matt to take care of expunging something from my record. I had waited nearly 20 years to take care of this because I was nervous of the process. When I reached out to Matt I could instantly tell he cared and would bend over backwards to meet some of my weird requests. Highly recommend him

Satisfied Client March 18, 2018

Matt is the consummate professional. I felt confident in him from the first phone call. He was very responsive and honest. I felt taken care of every step of the way. You cannot go wrong hiring this guy!

Geni Muniz March 8, 2018

I was worried my situation wouldn’t work out and it did!! I’m very satisfied with this law firm. Matt gave me a reasonable price, always replied to my emails or phone calls. He was also right on the time frame everything would be taken care of. He basically changed my life!! I am so happy!! Thank you again!

Pennie Injun January 15, 2018