Can You Seal a DUI Arrest in Chicago?

If you’re like many people, you know that in the state of Illinois, it’s sometimes possible to expunge or seal a criminal record. But what about a DUI arrest? Is it possible to clear that from your criminal record? This guide explains.

Can You Seal a DUI Arrest in Chicago?

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Can You Expunge Reckless Driving if You Were Over 25 at the Time of the Offense?

It’s common knowledge that young people make mistakes – especially behind the wheel. If you were one of those people and were charged with reckless driving, you may be able to expunge it from your record. However, there’s a catch: You must have been under the age of 25 at the time of the offense. This guide explains.

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Can You Expunge a Violation of an Order of Protection in Illinois?

If you’re like many people, you’ve made mistakes in the past. Sometimes, it’s possible to apply for criminal record expungement or sealing – both of which help you get a fresh start. But Is it possible to expunge or seal a violation of an order of protection in Illinois? This guide explains.

Can You Expunge a Violation of an Order of Protection in Illinois?

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Can You View Your Own Criminal Records in Illinois?

If you have a criminal record in the state of Illinois, you’re allowed to access it. But where do you even begin? This guide explains.

Can You View Your Own Criminal Records in Illinois?

You are permitted to view your own criminal records in the state of Illinois. Often, people want to see them because they intend to apply for expungement or sealing; in that case, the attorney handling their Read More

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Can Employers See Sealed Records?

If you have a criminal record, you may be wondering whether your employer (or a prospective employer) can see it. This guide explains.

Can Employers See Sealed Records?

For the most part, employers can’t see sealed records. In fact, most people can’t see them. That means if someone runs an average background check to learn more about you, your criminal record won’t show up. However, there’s a catch: Anyone who Read More

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Do Felonies Go Away After 7 Years in Illinois?

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard the common myth that felonies fall off your criminal record after seven years. It’s not true, which this guide explains.

Do Felonies Go Away After 7 Years in Illinois?

Through to a popular myth that has been circulating for decades, felonies don’t disappear off your criminal record after seven years. In fact, they never disappear off your criminal record unless you take steps Read More

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How Long Does Expungement Take in Illinois?

If you have a criminal record that you want to clear, you’re probably wondering how long the process takes. This guide explains how long expungement takes in Illinois.

How Long Does Expungement Take in Illinois?

In a typical case, expungement takes about six months in the state of Illinois. However, there are factors that can speed up the process or that can make it take longer period every case is Read More

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How Do I Expunge My Record in Illinois?

If you’re like many people, you don’t want your criminal record sticking around to haunt you long after you’ve changed your life. Fortunately, you have options.

How Do I Expunge My Record in Illinois?

It’s possible to expunge your criminal record in the state of Illinois. Expungement is the process of asking the court to clear your record and give you a fresh start.

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Can You Expunge Convictions in Illinois?

If you’re like many people, you’re wondering whether you can expunge criminal convictions from your record. This guide explains.

Can You Expunge Convictions in Illinois?

Typically, you can’t expunge convictions, though there are a few exceptions. If your record isn’t eligible for expungement, all’s not lost – it’s possible to seal criminal convictions that aren’t eligible for expungement.

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Does a Criminal Record Stay With You Forever?

If you’re convicted of a crime, does it stay on your record forever? Here’s what you need to know.

Does a Criminal Record Stay With You Forever?

When you’re convicted of a crime, you get a criminal record. But how long does it stay with you, and can it come back to haunt you in the future?

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