Category: Expungement

What Do I Have to Tell Employers About My Expunged Criminal Record in Illinois?

If you have an expunged criminal record in Illinois, you may be wondering what you need to tell potential employers about it. The good news is that the law does provide some guidance on this issue; the bad news is that there are still a lot of unanswered questions. We’re here to clear up some of the confusion.

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Illinois Expungement FAQ

If you have a criminal record, it can feel like you’re carrying that weight around with you everywhere you go. It can be hard to find a job, get into school, or even rent an apartment. You may feel like there’s no way out – but there is. Check out this Illinois expungement FAQ to get answers to some of the most common questions about clearing your record in our Read More

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Your Complete Guide to Expunging Your FBI Record

If you’re like many people, you know that even a simple arrest creates a criminal record with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI. That’s because when you’re arrested, the arresting agency uploads your fingerprints into a massive database to check whether you’re wanted for any other crimes.

After the FBI receives your fingerprints and the charges listed against you, it creates a file with your name and fingerprints attached. Read More

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Can You Work for the Government if You Have a Criminal Record?

If you’re like many people, you’re not sure whether you can work for the federal or state government if you have a criminal record. This guide explains.

Can You Work for the Government if You Have a Criminal Record?

It is absolutely possible to work for the federal or state government when you have a criminal record. Generally, the fact that you have completed a sentence and paid your dues Read More

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Can You Look Up Expunged Records?

Who can see expunged records in the state of Illinois? Is it possible to look them up? This guide explains.

Can You Look Up Expunged Records?

In the state of Illinois, an expunged record is completely clear. Anything that a person may have done in the past has been erased. That’s how expungement works; when a court orders and expungement, the order directs all agencies that have copies of the Read More

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Can Arson Be Expunged From Your Record in Illinois?

Is it possible to expunge arson from your criminal record in the state of Illinois? Find out now.

Can Arson Be Expunged From Your Record in Illinois?

In the state of Illinois, it’s possible to expunge some offenses from your criminal record. Expungement means that your record is erased; in real life, it means that the agencies that have copies of your criminal record must destroy it or return it Read More

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Can You Get a FOID Card With an Expunged Record?

Though the requirements to get a FOID card in Illinois are very strict, it’s possible to get one after your criminal record is expunged. Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Get a FOID Card With an Expunged Record?

If your criminal record is expunged, which means that it no longer exists in the justice system, you can get a firearm owner’s identification card. A firearm owner’s identification card Read More

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Do Expunged Records Show Up on a Fingerprint Background Check?

If you’re like many people with a criminal record, you know that expungement will permanently clear that record. You probably also know that criminal record sealing is a very similar process. But will expunged records show up on an FBI fingerprint background check? This guide explains.

Do Expunged Records Show Up on a Fingerprint Background Check?

When your criminal record is expunged, it ceases to exist. The agencies that have Read More

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Can You Expunge Criminal Charges in Illinois?

If you’re like many people in Illinois, you have criminal charges on your record – but can you expunge criminal charges in Illinois? What if you were found not guilty, and what if you were convicted of a crime? This guide explains. 

Can You Expunge Criminal Charges in Illinois?

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What if You Have Criminal Records in More Than One County in Illinois?

If you’re like many people, you have a criminal history – and your history may include arrests, dropped charges, findings of not guilty or even convictions. In many cases, people are able to clear their criminal records through expungement or sealing. But what if you have criminal records in more than one county in Illinois? This guide explains. 

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