Category: Arrests

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.

Can an Employer Ask Me About My
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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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Is it Better to Seal or Expunge Arrest Records in Illinois?

Is it better to seal or expunge arrest records in Illinois? If you were arrested and never charged with a crime, your case was dismissed, or you were found not guilty of the crime, you’re eligible to do either, so this guide can help you decide what’s best for you.

Is it Better to Seal or Expunge Arrest Records in Illinois?

Sealing and expungement are similar, but they’re not exactly

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Expunging Your Record? Here’s What to Look For

If you’re expunging your criminal record in Illinois, you must first make sure you’re eligible. So what do you look for on your record to determine whether you’re eligible for criminal record clearing?

Here’s what you need to know.

Expunging Your Record? Here’s What to Look For

When you talk to a Chicago expungement attorney about clearing your criminal record, you’ll need a complete copy of your record. If you

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Does Your Criminal Record Clear After 7 Years?

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard the popular myth that your criminal record clears after seven years.

But it’s just that: A myth.

Does Your Criminal Record Clear After 7 Years?

When you have a criminal record, it lasts forever unless you take action and work through official channels to clear it. There’s no seven-year “dropoff” period in which a criminal record is erased.

So how can you clear

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Can You Expunge a Domestic Violence Charge in Illinois?

Domestic violence – what Illinois law technically calls domestic battery – goes on your permanent criminal record. But can you expunge a domestic violence charge in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Expunge a Domestic Violence Charge in Illinois?

Whether you can expunge domestic violence from your criminal record depends on whether:

  • You were arrested but not charged with the crime of domestic battery
  • You were charged
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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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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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