The state of California is not the friendliest place for criminals, and the state of Illinois is not the friendliest place for cops. The state of Illinois is known as the “felony expunge state,” and I can tell you that the number of times I’ve heard that particular phrase out loud (usually in a restaurant) has caused an entire table of people to erupt into laughter and break into high-fives.
The state of Illinois currently has a backlog of felony expunged cases that is about to explode. In many of those cases, the crime was committed while the person was under the age of 18, so they’re not charged with anything. In other cases, the crime was committed for a short period of time, but was committed while the person was under the age of 18, so they’re being charged with a felony.
That is a huge problem. I know I’ve heard a lot of parents say that they would like their child to get some of these cases expunged, but the problem is that the law is so convoluted with these “for a short period of time” exceptions. Even if the situation is a very clear case of “I didn’t know what I was doing” or “I was a complete idiot.
And that’s how we do it.
In California there are a few things that may make a case for expunging a felony much easier. The first is the fact that in California, when a felony is committed by someone under the age of 18, it automatically gets expunged, no hearing needed. The second is the fact that your attorney can get your felony expunged without a hearing, but it is still a felony. It is also easier to get expunged in some states than others.
This is one of the most commonly used arguments for expunging a felony, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard it in court, and been told, “You don’t need to go to court, you just need to remove your record from the internet and you won’t have to go to court.” This is an argument I’ve made very often, and I’m sure it’s been argued many times before.
this is a good example of why not to believe everything you see on TV. It happens so often that the only way to avoid it is to take the time to educate yourself on the issue. The very process of getting a felony expunged, as well as getting a conviction, is actually a very quick process once you know what you are doing.
The felony expungement means that your record is gone, and with that you are no longer a criminal. This is usually a big relief for someone who was convicted of a crime, since it means that you are no longer responsible for that crime. Your record is gone, therefore you no longer have to go to court to prove you did something you didn’t.
This makes for an easier process to get a new felony expunged, especially for people who have been convicted of a crime. The difference between the expungement and a conviction is that the expungement is done by the court, while the conviction is done by the judge. I believe that a felony expunge is only done once, and a conviction must be done every time you appear in court.
In the case of a felony expunged, you may be able to get back to court, but it’s not always easy to get those who’ve been convicted. So if you’re facing a felony expunged, you won’t want to do it again. If you’re facing a conviction, you can get back to court and get behind the wheel of a car or a car repair, and all that’s good.