Category: Drug Crimes

Can You Expunge Weed Convictions in Illinois?

If you’re like many people, you have weed convictions on your Illinois criminal record – and you’d like to clear them to give yourself a fresh start. But can you expunge weed convictions in Illinois? This guide explains.

Can You Expunge Weed Convictions in Illinois?

Marijuana is now legal in Illinois – it has been since January 1, 2020. And fortunately, part of the law that made weed legal also

READ MORE

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

READ MORE

Can I Get a Marijuana Conviction Expunged in Illinois?

While marijuana has become legal in a handful of states, it’s not legal in Illinois – and if you’re caught with it and convicted, it’s a permanent stain on your record. That means potential employers can see it if they’re doing a background check; a marijuana conviction might also get in the way when a potential landlord checks your criminal history.

There’s still hope, though. Under the Cannabis Control Act,

READ MORE

Drug Charges and Getting a Job

Getting a job is hard enough without a past drug charge casting a shadow on your past. Fortunately, with the help of a talented Chicago expungement lawyer, you may be able to have your records locked away where potential employers won’t find them.

The Facts on Drug Charges and Employment

Statistics suggest that more than 80 percent of employers do criminal background checks on people they want to hire. Having

READ MORE