Category: Expungement

Can You Expunge an Order of Protection in Illinois?

Can you expunge an order of protection in Illinois? No, you can’t – but it’s not for the reasons you may think. Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Expunge an Order of Protection in Illinois?

You can’t expunge an order of protection in Illinois because it’s part of a civil case. That means it doesn’t appear on your criminal record. Because it’s not on your criminal record, you

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Is It Better to Expunge or Seal Your Record?

Is it better to expunge or seal your record? If you’re like many people who are eligible for criminal record clearing, you’ve asked that question – but the answer really depends on your goal.

Here’s what you need to know to make the right choice for your future.

Is It Better to Expunge or Seal Your Record?

There’s a major difference between expunging a record and sealing a record: With

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How to Expunge Arrest Records in Illinois

Having a criminal record can prevent you from getting a job, finding a place to live, or even obtaining credit – but is there anything you can do about it? What if you were simply arrested and never charged, or if you were found not guilty of a crime?

Illinois law allows you to expunge those types of records. Here’s what you need to know.

Expunging Arrest Records in Illinois
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What Crimes Can Be Expunged in Illinois?

Not all crimes qualify for expungement in Illinois – in fact, there are some things that have to stay on your criminal record forever. However, in some cases, offenses that don’t qualify for expungement still qualify for sealing. But what crimes can be expunged in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know.

What Crimes Can Be Expunged in Illinois?

The list of crimes that can be expunged in Illinois is

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Can You Own a Gun if You Expunge Your Record in Illinois?

If you’re like many people, you’ve been thinking a lot about self-defense lately – but can you own a gun if you expunge your record in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Own a Gun if You Expunge Your Record in Illinois?

Criminal record expungement essentially erases your record. It literally disappears, because when a judge agrees to your expungement petition, the agencies that have copies of

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How Do You Get Court Records Expunged?

If you’re like many people, you’re sick of your criminal record hanging over your head and holding you back from doing the things you want to – or need to – do. Fortunately, there might be something you can do about it: You might qualify for expungement or sealing. But how do you get court records expunged? Here’s what you need to know.

How Do You Get Court Records Expunged
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Expungement Waiting Periods in Illinois

If you’re like many people with a criminal record, you want it erased – and fortunately, you might qualify for expungement or sealing. But how long do you have to wait to clear your record if you’re eligible? Here’s what you need to know.

Expungement Waiting Periods in Illinois

While every case is different, and you should talk to a Chicago expungement attorney if you’re not sure about yours, you

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Can You Clear Your Criminal Record Right Now?

Illinois is under a stay-home order until at least May 30, which means most people aren’t even going to court – but does that mean you can’t clear your criminal record right now?

Here’s what you need to know about clearing your criminal record during the coronavirus pandemic – and whether it’s even possible.

Can You Clear Your Criminal Record Right Now?

The good news is that there’s nothing stopping

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Get a FREE Guide to Criminal Record Expungement and Sealing in Illinois Now!

If you’re like many people, you have a criminal record hanging over your head – and you don’t want it to prevent you from getting a job, finding a place to live, or stop you from taking out a loan.

Fortunately, there may be a solution that works for you. You could be eligible to expunge or seal your criminal record in Illinois. Download our completely free e-book, Criminal Record

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Expunging Your Record When Courts Are Closed

Although courts in Chicago and the surrounding the areas are operating under a very limited capacity right now, that doesn’t mean you can’t work on criminal record expungement and sealing. In fact, now might be the perfect time to work on it – because when things go back to normal, you can have the fresh start you deserve.

Expunging Your Record When Courts Are Closed

As you probably already know,

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