Can You Expunge a Domestic Battery Charge in Illinois

If you’re like many people wondering if you can expunge a domestic battery charge, the answer is maybe. (That doesn’t help much, does it?) Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Expunge a Domestic Battery Charge in Illinois?

You can expunge arrests that never resulted in formal criminal charges, so if you were arrested for domestic battery but the state never charged you with a crime, you can ask the Illinois court system to expunge that arrest from your record.

If the state of Illinois dismissed the charges against you, you can petition the court for an expungement.

Finally, you can expunge charges that resulted in a finding of not guilty, so if you were charged with domestic violence but the judge found you not guilty, you can ask the courts to expunge that, as well.

However, if you were found guilty of domestic battery, you cannot expunge that from your record.

Do You Need an Attorney to Expunge Your Records?

If any of the situations listed above apply to you and you’re eligible for expungement, you do not need an attorney to do it for you. You can do it yourself – and The Law Offices of Matt Fakhoury can still help.

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