Fingerprint and mugshot.

Asked almost 2 years ago - Round Lake Beach, IL

Arrested for retail theft , fingerprint and mug shot taken at police station . Went to court house , faced the judge , plead guilty . Given supervision for six months because it was first offense with clean criminal history background , Paid court fines . Complied and completed the supervision . Decided to get the arrest / charge expunged , Judge and State Police granted it . ( Thank God ) my question is , this is really no briner but did i get convicted ? and now that my charge ( retail theft ) was expunged , does it mean my finger print and mug shot are gone also ? And does it still show up on a live scan fingerprint ?

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  1. Harold L. Wallin


    Contributor Level 15


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . A sentence of supervision that is successfully completed is not a conviction. Your fingerprint and mug shot should have been destroyed by the arresting police department and Illinois State Police. However, it is possible that a record of your arrest made it to some other database that is not subject to the expungement order (such as a private database, or a Federal or foreign one) , so it is impossible to say whether it will pop up somewhere down the road.

  2. Raymond George Wigell


    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . It should not show, given your telling if the steps involved. "Should not" are, however, the operative words in question.

    Of course, every answer is based on the question asked and requires a more complete context. This answer should... more
  3. Frank Mascagni III

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Both good answers by counsel posted. I would only add, that there are human errors sometimes in the expungement process and some items still apear even though expunged. Hire a criminal defense attorney to run your criminal record to see what shows up.

    I am trying to give you a general answer to your question. We do not have an attorney-client relationship by this... more

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