Will a Drunk Driving Conviction Show Up On a Background Check?

If you’ve ever been convicted of drunk driving – or, for that matter, if you’ve ever been arrested for drunk driving (even if you weren’t convicted) – it’ll show up on your criminal record. That means it’ll also show up on a background check. Here’s what you need to know.

Will a Drunk Driving Conviction Show Up On a Background Check?

A drunk driving conviction, even if it was your

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Can You Join the Army With a Criminal Record?

If you’re like many people, you’d like to join the Army – after all, who wouldn’t want benefits and a steady paycheck?

But what if you have a criminal record? Will they even let you in?

This guide explains. 

You may be able to join the U.S. Army with a criminal record – but whether they’ll let you in depends on several factors. First, the severity of the crime matters

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Can You Seal Just PART of Your Criminal Record?

If you’re like many people, you’ve made some mistakes in the past – but fortunately, with criminal record sealing, you may be able to get the fresh start you deserve. Though not all offenses qualify for criminal record sealing, many do. But can you seal just part of your criminal record? This guide explains.

Can You Seal Just PART of Your Criminal Record?

You can seal part of your criminal

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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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Should You Expunge or Seal Your Criminal Record? Which is Better?

If you’re kicking around the idea of clearing your criminal record in Illinois, you’ve probably heard that you have two options: Expungement and sealing.

But which is better? Should you expunge your record or seal it? This guide explains each so you can make the right decision.

 

Should You Expunge or Seal Your Criminal Record? Which is Better?

Expungement and sealing both follow similar processes. The bottom line is that

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Can You Seal a Theft Arrest in Illinois?

If you’re like many people with a few mistakes in your past, you’re wondering whether you can seal a theft arrest in Illinois. The good news is that you may be able to – so here’s what you need to know about clearing your criminal record of a theft arrest.

Can You Seal a Theft Arrest in Illinois?

Generally, if you’re arrested for a crime but never formally charged –

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