Category: Criminal Records

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 Sex Offenses From Your Criminal Record in Illinois?

If you’re like many people who have sex offenses on an Illinois criminal record, you’re wondering if they’ll remain on your record forever – so can you expunge sex offenses in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Expunge Sex Offenses From Your Criminal Record in Illinois?

You cannot expunge the vast majority of sex offenses from your criminal record in Illinois. Any crime that requires you to

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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 You Expunge a Sexual Assault Conviction in Illinois?

Can you expunge a sexual assault conviction in Illinois?

If you’re like many people who have been convicted of sexual assault, you’re wondering whether you can clear it from your criminal record. Having a criminal record can be extremely difficult – you might have a hard time finding a place to live, getting a job, or even getting credit.

However, there are some crimes that can never be expunged –

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Could You Clear Your Own Criminal Record?

If you’re like many people, you’ve thought about having your record expunged or sealed – but you just don’t know where to start. The good news: If you want to clear your criminal record anywhere in Illinois, we can help you.

Introducing DIY Expungement in Illinois

You don’t have to hire an attorney to clear your criminal record in Chicago, Cook County or any other county in Illinois. You can

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Can Employers Hold Your Criminal Record Against You?

If you’re like many people with a criminal record, you already know that it can hold you back from doing the things you want to do – and that when you fill out a job application or an employer asks you about your criminal history, you’re supposed to tell the truth about your past.

But is it legal for an employer to hold your criminal record against you?

Here’s what

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FAQ On Juvenile Expungement in Illinois

If you’re like many people who have juvenile criminal records, you have a lot of questions – and many of them can be answered with a quick call to a Chicago expungement attorney (we’re available at 847-920-4540 if you’d like a free case review).

However, we’ve put together a list of juvenile expungement FAQ here, too, so you can find all the answers you need.

FAQ On Juvenile Expungement in
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Can You Expunge a Juvenile Record in Chicago?

If you’re like many people who ran into trouble with the law as a kid, you want to know if you can expunge a juvenile record in Chicago. The good news: In many cases, yes, you can expunge a juvenile record. And if you don’t want anyone to find out about your past record, your best bet is to try to have it expunged.

Related: Are juvenile records automatically expunged?

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Expungement in Illinois in 2019: What You Need to Know

Expungement in Illinois in 2019 can be a complex process, but for many people, it’s completely worth it. An expungement – a complete clearing of your criminal record – gives you a fresh start. It’s like the things that were on your record never even happened, and for many people, that means a new ability to get a good job, find a great place to live and attend the schools

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