Category: Expungement

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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Legal Tip of the Day (VIDEO): The Difference Between Expunging and Sealing Your Criminal Record in Illinois

Legal Tip of the Day: The Difference Between Expunging and Sealing Your Criminal Record in Illinois

Transcript:

My name is Matt Fakhoury with XpungeChicago.com, and here’s your Legal Tip of the Day from XpungeChicago.

Today’s Tip of the Day is about the difference between expunging versus sealing your record. An expungement is basically a deletion or erasing your record. A sealing means to cover or hide your record from the

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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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Can You Expunge a Dog Fighting Charge From Your Criminal Record in Illinois?

If you have a dog fighting charge on your criminal record, you need to know that in the vast majority of cases, you cannot expunge it. However, there is one exception.

Can You Expunge a Dog Fighting Charge From Your Criminal Record in Illinois?

The only way you can expunge a dog fighting charge from your criminal record in Illinois is if the charge never resulted in a conviction. That

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What Should You Ask a Lawyer About Expungement?

If you’re like many people who want to clear a criminal record, you know that it’ll be easier if you have an attorney take care of the process for you. For most people, it all starts with a free case review – but when you’re talking to a lawyer about your situation, what should you ask? Here’s what you need to know.

What Should You Ask a Lawyer About Expungement?
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Cook County Expungement Guide

If you’re like many people, you want to clear your criminal record in Cook County – home to Chicago and a handful of its suburbs. But where do you start? Check out this Cook County expungement guide to get the scoop on getting a fresh start.

Cook County Expungement Guide

Clearing your criminal record through expungement means you get a fresh start. You don’t ever have to tell prospective employers,

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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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