Category: Criminal Records

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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Can an Employer Ask Me About My Criminal Record in Illinois?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have a criminal record, you know that it can prevent you from getting the job you want, finding a decent place to live, or even taking out a loan – but are employers actually allowed to ask you about your record? Here’s what you need to know.

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What Class 4 Felonies Can You Seal in Illinois?

If you’re like many people with felony criminal histories, you’re looking for a fresh start – you’re sick of your criminal record hanging over your head. Fortunately, Illinois law allows you to seal some Class 4 felonies. Although sealing is different from expungement, it has almost the same effect: Your criminal record will no longer be available to the general public, and it won’t come up in standard criminal background

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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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How Long Do I Have to Wait to Seal My Criminal Record in Illinois?

If you’re like many people, you’re entitled to a fresh start through criminal record sealing. But how long do you have to wait to seal your criminal record in Illinois? This guide explains.

How Long Do I Have to Wait to Seal My Criminal Record in Illinois?

You can’t just walk into the courthouse and tell someone there to seal your record – you have to go through a very

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Is it Better to Seal or Expunge Arrest Records in Illinois?

Is it better to seal or expunge arrest records in Illinois? If you were arrested and never charged with a crime, your case was dismissed, or you were found not guilty of the crime, you’re eligible to do either, so this guide can help you decide what’s best for you.

Is it Better to Seal or Expunge Arrest Records in Illinois?

Sealing and expungement are similar, but they’re not exactly

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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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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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