Category: Criminal Records

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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List of Crimes You Can Seal in Illinois

If you have a criminal record, you’re probably tired of it hanging over your head. For many people, a criminal record can mean all kinds of problems – including difficulty finding a place to live, getting a job, or even getting credit to buy something. 

But there’s good news: There’s a list of crimes you can seal in Illinois. 

Not all crimes qualify for criminal record sealing, though. Here’s what

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How to Clear a Misdemeanor From Your Record in Chicago

If you’ve been convicted of a misdemeanor crime in Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows or elsewhere in Illinois, you may be able to prevent people from seeing it in a background check

Many people with misdemeanor convictions qualify for criminal record sealing, which means the records that law enforcement agencies and the courts have will become private – and landlords, many potential employers, and the general public can no longer see

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How to Get Your Criminal Record Expunged in New City, Chicago

If you live in New City – one of Chicago’s 77 official community areas, which includes Back of the Yards, Canaryville and a few other neighborhoods – and you have a criminal record you’d like to expunge, we may be able to help you. We work all over Chicago’s neighborhoods. Here’s what you need to know about criminal record expungement and criminal record sealing.

Criminal Record Sealing in New City
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Can You Join the Illinois National Guard With a Criminal Record?

If you’re like many people, you’d like to join the Illinois National Guard – but can you do that if you have a criminal record?

The answer isn’t black-and-white. Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Join the Illinois National Guard With a Criminal Record?

In most cases, the Illinois National Guard can’t take people with a criminal history. However, if you want to join the Guard and you

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Can You Join the Military With an Illinois Criminal Record?

If you’re like many people, you’re looking into expungement so you can get a job – and for some people, that job is in the military. 

So can you join the military with a criminal record in Illinois?

Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Join the Military With an Illinois Criminal Record?

When you want to join the military, you’ll sign a form that gives your recruiter permission

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