A criminal record not only affects your present life, it follows you around forever, impacting your future as well.
Even if you are found not guilty of a crime, you will still have a criminal record because you were arrested and charged with a crime to begin with. Once it’s been created, your criminal record can be seen by the public, which can affect your employment options, education opportunities, loan applications, and even housing applications. A criminal record severely hampers your ability to lead any semblance of a normal life.
So, if you have a criminal record, how can you get rid of it?
Under Illinois law, there are three ways you can possibly clear your criminal record:
Expungement can eliminate arrests, court supervisions, and certain probations from your criminal record.…