Category: Background Checks

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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Can a Criminal Record Stop You From Getting a Job in Chicago?

If you’re like many people with a criminal record—even if it’s a simple arrest record for something that happened years ago (or even when you were a juvenile)—you’re wondering if your record can stop you from getting a job.

The truth is that it can.

In fact, having a criminal record (even an incredibly simple one with just one thing on it) can stop you from getting a job, getting

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How Can Employers Use Your Criminal History Against You?

We’ve all heard of potential employers scouring through social media profiles to find out more about the people they may hire, but what about criminal records? Just how much can a potential employer learn about you – and what can they use against you?

How Can Employers Use Your Criminal History Against You in Illinois?

About 65 million Americans have criminal records, and statistics show that about 92 percent of

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When Do You Need a Background Check Lawyer in Chicago?

Lots of people conduct background checks; potential employers, landlords and others want to know who you are and what you bring to the table.

Unfortunately, what they find can send them running in the other direction.

Do you know exactly what’s on your criminal record?

When Do You Need a Background Check Lawyer in Chicago?

If you suspect that there might be a few blemishes – or if you know

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Drug Charges and Getting a Job

Getting a job is hard enough without a past drug charge casting a shadow on your past. Fortunately, with the help of a talented Chicago expungement lawyer, you may be able to have your records locked away where potential employers won’t find them.

The Facts on Drug Charges and Employment

Statistics suggest that more than 80 percent of employers do criminal background checks on people they want to hire. Having

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Attention Job Seekers!

This week, I have both good news and bad news for Chicagoland jobseekers.  The good news is that unemployment is on the decline.  Job positions are available and companies are expanding.  In short, good employees are needed in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs!

The bad news, however, is that companies looking to hire are toughening their standards.  Most companies won’t even consider those with a criminal background of any sort. 

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