What Criminal Records Can You Seal Immediately in Illinois?

There are some criminal records you can seal immediately in Illinois – you don’t have to wait until a waiting period expires. Here’s what you need to know about which criminal records you can seal immediately.

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What Criminal Records Can You Seal Immediately in Illinois?

There is no waiting period to file a petition to seal

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How Long Do I Have to Wait to Expunge Criminal Records in Illinois?

Expunging your criminal record is the first step toward a new future – but can you clear your record right after you complete a sentence? How long do you have to wait to expunge criminal records?

Here’s what you need to know.

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How Long Do I Have to Wait to Expunge Criminal Records?

Not all criminal records that qualify for expungement can

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When is Your Criminal Record Created in Illinois?

If you’re like many people in Illinois, you have a criminal record – but you may not even know it. So when is a criminal record created in Illinois, and what goes on it?

Here’s what you need to know.

When is Your Criminal Record Created in Illinois?

Your criminal record starts the minute you’re arrested or charged with an offense. Even if you’re released without being charged, or even

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Do Expunged Records Show Up on an FBI Background Check?

The Federal Bureau of Investigations, or FBI, has the ability to run background checks on people – but what if your record has been expunged? Do expunged records show up on an FBI background check?

Here’s what you need to know.

Do Expunged Records Show Up on an FBI Background Check?

Expunged – at least in the state of Illinois – means completely erased (it’s different in other states, so

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Is Getting Your Record Expunged Worth It?

Having a criminal record hanging over your head for the rest of your life doesn’t sound that great, does it? That record can prevent you from getting a job, finding a good place to live, or even from getting credit – so for most people, the best thing to do is explore expungement and criminal record sealing. But is getting your record expunged worth it?

Here’s what you need to

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Expungement FAQ

If you’re like many people, you’ve considered having your criminal record expunged – but what is expungement, and could it be the right choice for you? Check out this Illinois expungement FAQ to learn more, and if you don’t see the answers to your questions here, call us at 847-920-4540 for a free case review with an experienced attorney now.

Expungement FAQ

Some of the most common questions we hear

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Expunging or Sealing Your Record on the Northwest Side of Chicago

If you’re like most people, you know that having a criminal record can hold you back – and a record is the last thing you want hanging over your head. Fortunately, many people who have criminal records are eligible for expungement or sealing. In fact, people all over the Northwest Side, which includes Portage Park, Irving Park, Dunning, Montclare, Belmont Cragin, and Hermosa, have gotten a fresh start through criminal

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How Do I Expunge My Record in Illinois?

“How do I expunge my record in Illinois?”

If you’re like many people, you’ve wondered how to get the fresh start you deserve – so here’s what you need to know.

How Do I Expunge My Record in Illinois?

There are two ways to expunge your record in Illinois, and one is easier – but more expensive – than the other. First, you can hire an attorney to perform a

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