Category: Domestic Violence

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.

What Are
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Can You Expunge a Domestic Violence Charge in Illinois?

Domestic violence – what Illinois law technically calls domestic battery – goes on your permanent criminal record. But can you expunge a domestic violence charge in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Expunge a Domestic Violence Charge in Illinois?

Whether you can expunge domestic violence from your criminal record depends on whether:

  • You were arrested but not charged with the crime of domestic battery
  • You were charged
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Can You Seal an Arrest for Domestic Battery if You Weren’t Convicted?

For many people, having a criminal record is a huge pain. It goes everywhere you go – landlords see it, potential employers see it, and it even pops up in background checks that just about anyone can do. Having that criminal record can even hold you back from doing the things you want to (and need to) do.

The good news is that you can have some convictions and some

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How Can I Check My Criminal Record?

You can check your own criminal record to find out if you’re eligible for expungement or sealing, but it’s not always easy. For many people, it makes sense to hire an attorney to do a background check. However, you can do it yourself.

How Can I Check My Criminal Record?

Follow these steps to check your criminal record if you intend to have your record expunged or sealed:

  • Get your
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Can I Have Domestic Battery Expunged from My Record in Chicago?

Domestic battery is a serious offense in the state of Illinois, and it’s something that sticks with you if you’re convicted of it. As a Chicago expungement attorney, people ask me all the time if there’s any way to expunge domestic battery from their records. The answer? Maybe.

Domestic Battery Expungement

In some cases, domestic battery is a charge that’s there to stay. If you’re convicted, law enforcement officials, the

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