How do you expunge a driving record in Illinois?

Can I expunge my driving record in the state of Illinois? If so, how? I want to get as many of the charges taken off as I can, but I don’t really know where to start.

Liz Jenson · Answered on Dec 06, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
In the state of Illinois, you will only be able to expunge criminal charges on your driving record, not traffic tickets or citations. This is because most traffic citations are petty offenses, which aren’t eligible for expungement.
If you have some criminal charges on your record, your best bet is to hire a traffic court lawyer to help you fill out all of the proper paperwork and apply for expungement. Some charges are eligible for expungement while others are not, so hiring a lawyer will help you better understand your individual case.
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