Archives for: December 29th, 2021

Does a “Not Guilty” Verdict Go On Your Criminal Record?

If you’re tried for a crime and found not guilty, will it appear on your record? If it does, is there anything you can do to remove it? Here’s what you need to know about whether a not guilty verdict will go on your criminal record.

Does a “Not Guilty” Verdict Go On Your Criminal Record?

A not guilty verdict does appear on your criminal record. It’s right there with

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Do Arrests Create a Criminal Record?

If the police arrest you, do you have a criminal record? And if you do, will anyone ever see it? What can you do about it? Here’s what you need to know about arrests creating a criminal record.

Do Arrests Create a Criminal Record?

When the police arrest you, you get a criminal record. For many people, the arrest is the end of it – but for others, it’s just

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Do I Have a Criminal Record if My Charges Were Dropped?

If you have ever been arrested, you have a criminal record – even if the state of Illinois dropped the charges against you. Here’s what you need to know. 

Do I Have a Criminal Record if My Charges Were Dropped?

As soon as someone is arrested and brought to jail, their information is entered into the police database. (On TV, they call it “booking” someone.) When your information goes into

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Do I Need to Expunge an Arrest Record?

If you’re arrested in the state of Illinois, you have a criminal record – and your arrest will stay on your record unless you take action to expunge or seal it. Whether you should or not is up to you; it’s a personal decision, and you may want to consult with a Chicago expungement attorney about your situation. 

Do I Need to Expunge an Arrest Record?

When you have a

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In the News: Expungement Backlog Puts People’s Lives on Hold

In the state of Illinois, you’re allowed to expunge certain arrests and charges – and even some convictions – from your criminal record. Expungement is like a fresh start for many people; it’s a process that requires law enforcement agencies to destroy your records or return them to you.

When you expunge your record, it’s like nothing ever happened.

But in recent months, cases have been slipping through the cracks.

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