Category: Background Checks

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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How to Get Copies of Your Criminal Records in Illinois

If you’re like many people considering expungement or sealing in Illinois, you know you need to have a complete copy of your criminal records – but where do you get them? This guide explains.

How to Get Copies of Your Criminal Records in Illinois

You can get your criminal records from the Illinois State Police, the Chicago Police Department, the police agency that arrested you, or the Illinois Circuit Court.

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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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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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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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Do Arrest Records Show Up on a Criminal Background Check?

If you’re like most people, you want to know if arrest records show up on a criminal background check – especially if you’re applying for a job or looking for a place to live.

The answer is yes. In many cases, arrest records will show up on your criminal background check. That’s true even if you weren’t convicted of a crime (and that’s a really good reason to call a

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What Do They Reveal in a Background Check?

When you’re applying for a job or an apartment or rental house, you might be subject to a background check – but what do they reveal in a background check, and should you be worried?

What Do They Reveal in a Background Check?

A standard background check typically reveals whether you’ve been arrested or convicted of any misdemeanors or felonies. In some cases, a potential employer or landlord can use

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Do Juvenile Records Show Up On a Background Check?

If you’re like many people, you’ve wondered if juvenile records show up on a background check – and the answer isn’t always simple.

A recent report by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, only three out every 1,000 juvenile records are ever destroyed – and that includes arrests that never resulted in convictions.

But will they ever show up in a background check?

Here’s what you need to know.

Do Juvenile
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Do Expunged Records Show Up on Background Checks?

If you’re like most people with a criminal background, you’ve thought about expungement and sealing – but that can lead to even more questions, such as whether expunged records show up on background checks. For most people, it makes sense to talk to an expungement lawyer who understands the law and who can answer tough questions like these.

Do Expunged Records Show Up on Background Checks?

Criminal record expungement gives

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What to Do if Your Criminal Record Prevents You From Getting a Job

If you’re like many people, you have a criminal record—and it’s affected the way you live your life.

Even if your record contains incidents from years ago, long before you were a mature adult, it could prevent you from finding a place to live, getting a loan, or even getting a job.

So what should you do if your past criminal record prevents you from getting a job?

Employment and
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