Category: Battery

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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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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Simple Battery can be a Simple Expungement

Is a battery conviction preventing you from moving on with your life?  Most people assume that a misdemeanor battery conviction cannot be expunged, but this is inaccurate.  A misdemeanor battery conviction can be expunged.

When you apply for a job or housing, a basic background check will reveal your battery conviction.  An employer or landlord may be hesitant to move forward because of the nature of your criminal background.When your

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