Category: Expungement

Will a Drunk Driving Conviction Show Up On a Background Check?

If you’ve ever been convicted of drunk driving – or, for that matter, if you’ve ever been arrested for drunk driving (even if you weren’t convicted) – it’ll show up on your criminal record. That means it’ll also show up on a background check. Here’s what you need to know.

Will a Drunk Driving Conviction Show Up On a Background Check?

A drunk driving conviction, even if it was your

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Can You Join the Army With a Criminal Record?

If you’re like many people, you’d like to join the Army – after all, who wouldn’t want benefits and a steady paycheck?

But what if you have a criminal record? Will they even let you in?

This guide explains. 

You may be able to join the U.S. Army with a criminal record – but whether they’ll let you in depends on several factors. First, the severity of the crime matters

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In the News: Expungement Backlog Puts People’s Lives on Hold

In the state of Illinois, you’re allowed to expunge certain arrests and charges – and even some convictions – from your criminal record. Expungement is like a fresh start for many people; it’s a process that requires law enforcement agencies to destroy your records or return them to you.

When you expunge your record, it’s like nothing ever happened.

But in recent months, cases have been slipping through the cracks.

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What is a Conviction for Expungement Purposes?

You may have heard that – with very few exceptions – you can’t expunge a conviction from your criminal record in Illinois. That’s true, but what is a conviction for expungement purposes? This guide explains.

What is a Conviction for Expungement Purposes?

A conviction is a finding of guilt that results in incarceration (jail or prison), probation, a conditional discharge, fine, or time served. If the court finds you guilty,

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How Long Does an Expungement Take in Illinois?

If you’re like many people, you’ve decided that you need a fresh start through criminal record expungement – but how long does an expungement take in Illinois, and what will you be required to provide? This guide explains.

How Long Does an Expungement Take in Illinois?

In Illinois, expungement takes at least a few months. That’s because the state of Illinois and its agencies – such as the Illinois State

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Is It Worth Getting Your Record Expunged?

If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of criminal record expungement – but is it really worth the effort, time and money?

For most people, yes. It’s worth getting a record expunged. This guide explains why.

Is It Worth Getting Your Record Expunged?

Expungement is a valuable tool that you can use to give yourself a fresh start. In the state of Illinois, expungement completely clears your criminal record –

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What to Do if Someone Objects to Your Expungement

When you get your criminal record expunged in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois, interested parties – such as the Illinois State Police, the state’s attorney and others – have the chance to object to your expungement. If someone does, here’s what you need to know.

What to Do if Someone Objects to Your Expungement

First things first: There are several reasons an interested party may object to your expungement. However,

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Can Anyone Object to My Expungement Petition?

It’s possible for an agency or an entity to object to your expungement in Illinois – and that objection can prevent the judge assigned to your case from granting your petition. Here’s what you need to know.

Can Anyone Object to My Expungement Petition?

Police departments, prosecutors and other entities that you listed on your Notice of Filing for Expungement and/or Sealing will have an opportunity to give their opinion

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Do I Have to Go to Court for an Expungement?

In many cases, you don’t need to go to court for an expungement in Illinois – but there are some instances that require your appearance. This guide explains.

Do I Have to Go to Court for an Expungement in Illinois?

Sometimes filing a petition is enough – you simply wait for your paperwork to make it through the system and for the judge to make a decision on clearing your

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