Archives for: April 27th, 2021

Can You Seal an Arson Charge on Your Criminal Record?

If you’ve been convicted of arson – or any other crime, for that matter – you most likely don’t want your past hanging over your head. Having a criminal record is tough, and it disrupts your life; it can prevent you from doing the things you want to do, including getting a job, finding a place to live, and even getting credit.

The good news is that you may be

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Expunging Your Record? Here’s What to Look For

If you’re expunging your criminal record in Illinois, you must first make sure you’re eligible. So what do you look for on your record to determine whether you’re eligible for criminal record clearing?

Here’s what you need to know.

Expunging Your Record? Here’s What to Look For

When you talk to a Chicago expungement attorney about clearing your criminal record, you’ll need a complete copy of your record. If you

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7 Criminal Offenses You Can Never Seal in Illinois

Clearing your criminal record through sealing gives you a fresh start – it means that most people will never be able to see your history through a regular background check. However, there are seven criminal offenses you can never seal in Illinois; they must stay on your criminal record forever unless you receive a pardon from the governor or they’re vacated or reversed.

Here’s what they are.

7 Criminal Offenses
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Does Your Criminal Record Clear After 7 Years?

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard the popular myth that your criminal record clears after seven years.

But it’s just that: A myth.

Does Your Criminal Record Clear After 7 Years?

When you have a criminal record, it lasts forever unless you take action and work through official channels to clear it. There’s no seven-year “dropoff” period in which a criminal record is erased.

So how can you clear

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