Category: Expungement

Expungement in Illinois: Everything You Need to Know to Clear Your Criminal Record

Expungement, in Illinois, is a process that can get you your life back. It can clear away your old criminal record and give you the fresh start you deserve. If your record is expunged, you don’t have to tell anyone that you were ever involved in the criminal justice system – and your past won’t come back to haunt you on background checks.

Nobody will know that you ever had

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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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Do I Qualify for Expungement in Illinois?

If you’re like many people, you want to know: Do I qualify for expungement in Illinois?

The good news is that many people do qualify for expungement in Illinois – but only some records and offenses can be cleared from your record. Here’s what you need to know.

Do I Qualify for Expungement in Illinois?

You might qualify for immediate expungement if you were arrested and released with no charges,

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Do I Have to Tell Prospective Employers About My Criminal Record?

When you apply for a job, you may or may not have to tell a prospective employer about your criminal record. But first things first: If your criminal record is expunged, you do not have to tell anyone that you ever had a record. You can say you’ve never been convicted of a crime.

Here’s what you need to know about telling prospective employers about your criminal record.

Do I
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How Long Do I Have to Wait to Expunge Criminal Records in Illinois?

Expunging your criminal record is the first step toward a new future – but can you clear your record right after you complete a sentence? How long do you have to wait to expunge criminal records?

Here’s what you need to know.

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How Long Do I Have to Wait to Expunge Criminal Records?

Not all criminal records that qualify for expungement can

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Do Expunged Records Show Up on an FBI Background Check?

The Federal Bureau of Investigations, or FBI, has the ability to run background checks on people – but what if your record has been expunged? Do expunged records show up on an FBI background check?

Here’s what you need to know.

Do Expunged Records Show Up on an FBI Background Check?

Expunged – at least in the state of Illinois – means completely erased (it’s different in other states, so

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Is Getting Your Record Expunged Worth It?

Having a criminal record hanging over your head for the rest of your life doesn’t sound that great, does it? That record can prevent you from getting a job, finding a good place to live, or even from getting credit – so for most people, the best thing to do is explore expungement and criminal record sealing. But is getting your record expunged worth it?

Here’s what you need to

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Expungement FAQ

If you’re like many people, you’ve considered having your criminal record expunged – but what is expungement, and could it be the right choice for you? Check out this Illinois expungement FAQ to learn more, and if you don’t see the answers to your questions here, call us at 847-920-4540 for a free case review with an experienced attorney now.

Expungement FAQ

Some of the most common questions we hear

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Expunging or Sealing Your Record on the Northwest Side of Chicago

If you’re like most people, you know that having a criminal record can hold you back – and a record is the last thing you want hanging over your head. Fortunately, many people who have criminal records are eligible for expungement or sealing. In fact, people all over the Northwest Side, which includes Portage Park, Irving Park, Dunning, Montclare, Belmont Cragin, and Hermosa, have gotten a fresh start through criminal

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