The 3 Ways to File for Expungement or Sealing in Illinois

If you choose to file your own expungement or sealing documents in Illinois, you can expect quite a bit of work on your part. This guide explains the three ways to file for your own expungement or sealing in the state of Illinois – as well as an easier alternative.

The 3 Ways to File for Expungement or Sealing in Illinois

To file your expungement or sealing petition with the

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Clean Up My Record: What is Criminal Record Sealing?

Criminal record sealing is a process that many people go through to make their criminal histories unavailable to the public. When your record is sealed, most people can’t see it – and that means most people won’t even know it’s there.

Clean Up My Record: What is Criminal Record Sealing?

Criminal record sealing is the process of asking a court to lock your criminal record away so that most people

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Why Do You Need a Notice of Filing for Expungement and/or Sealing?

If you’re like many people, the prospect of expunging your criminal record sounds great – expungement gives you the fresh start you deserve. No more criminal record hanging over your head, preventing you from getting a good job, finding a place to live, or being accepted to the schools you want to attend.

But the actual process of expunging your criminal record can be complex and time-consuming, which is why

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Can You Expunge Weed Convictions in Illinois?

If you’re like many people, you have weed convictions on your Illinois criminal record – and you’d like to clear them to give yourself a fresh start. But can you expunge weed convictions in Illinois? This guide explains.

Can You Expunge Weed Convictions in Illinois?

Marijuana is now legal in Illinois – it has been since January 1, 2020. And fortunately, part of the law that made weed legal also

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Adult Expungement and Sealing Checklist for the State of Illinois

If you’re an adult who wants to expunge or seal a criminal record in Illinois, you may want to work with an attorney who can handle the whole process for you. Generally, many people find that working with an experienced lawyer is easier than obtaining criminal history reports, filling out and filing multiple forms, and appearing at hearings without legal representation. However, if you’re interested in taking a DIY route,

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What Are the Abbreviations on an Illinois RAP Sheet?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re like many people in the process of expunging or sealing your criminal record, or if you’re simply looking at a copy of your own arrest record, you’re probably wondering what all the abbreviations and acronyms mean. This guide explains the abbreviations on an Illinois RAP sheet so you know what you’re dealing with.

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Can an Employer Ask Me About My Criminal Record in Illinois?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have a criminal record, you know that it can prevent you from getting the job you want, finding a decent place to live, or even taking out a loan – but are employers actually allowed to ask you about your record? Here’s what you need to know.

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Can You Seal a Theft Conviction in Illinois?

If you’re like many people, you have a criminal history that’s holding you back from doing things you want to do, such as finding a better place to live, getting the right type of job, or even attending school. However, there may be hope: You could be eligible to seal offenses on your criminal record. But can you seal a theft conviction in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know.

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What Class 4 Felonies Can You Seal in Illinois?

If you’re like many people with felony criminal histories, you’re looking for a fresh start – you’re sick of your criminal record hanging over your head. Fortunately, Illinois law allows you to seal some Class 4 felonies. Although sealing is different from expungement, it has almost the same effect: Your criminal record will no longer be available to the general public, and it won’t come up in standard criminal background

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Can You Seal Arrests and Dismissals on Your Criminal Record?

If you have arrests and dismissals on your criminal record, can you seal them so that prospective employers and other people won’t be able to see them? This guide explains.

Can You Seal Arrests and Dismissals on Your Criminal Record?

You can seal arrests on cases that never resulted in a conviction. In fact, these are the types of cases that are always eligible for criminal record sealing:

  • Released without
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