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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Can Police See Expunged Records?

Can police see expunged records? Can police see sealed records? If you’re like many people who are considering clearing a criminal record, you need to know who will be able to see past arrests, charges and convictions.

This guide explains whether police can see expunged records (or sealed records) so you know what steps to take to secure your future.

Can Police See Expunged Records?

Police cannot see expunged records.

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How Long Does Expungement Take in Illinois?

How long does expungement take in Illinois? If you’re like many people who are thinking about clearing a criminal record, you’ve probably wondered whether it’ll be a quick process or it’ll take a while.

Here’s what you need to know.

How Long Does Expungement Take in Illinois?

Expungement can take several months, which means if you want to clear your record, you should start as soon as possible. On average,

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Can You Expunge an Order of Protection in Illinois?

Can you expunge an order of protection in Illinois? No, you can’t – but it’s not for the reasons you may think. Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Expunge an Order of Protection in Illinois?

You can’t expunge an order of protection in Illinois because it’s part of a civil case. That means it doesn’t appear on your criminal record. Because it’s not on your criminal record, you

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