Category: Felonies

Can Violent Crimes Be Sealed in Illinois?

In the state of Illinois, there are some crimes that must remain on your criminal record forever. But what about violent crimes? Can they be sealed? This guide explains.

Can Violent Crimes Be Sealed in Illinois?

Many violent crimes must remain on your criminal record forever, which means they will turn up in background checks. However, some types of forcible felonies – a term that includes some violent crimes – Read More

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Does a Forcible Felony Stay on Your Record in Illinois?

In the state of Illinois, some felony crimes are considered “forcible felonies.” These crimes, like most other convictions, cannot be expunged from your criminal record. Many of them cannot be sealed, either. This guide explains.

What is a Forcible Felony in Illinois?

Forcible felonies are crimes that typically involve violence, or that result in great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement to another person. For example, homicide, criminal sexual Read More

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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?

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What Class 4 Felonies Can You Seal in Illinois?

If you’re like many people with felony criminal histories, you’re looking for a fresh start – you’re sick of your criminal record hanging over your head. Fortunately, Illinois law allows you to seal some Class 4 felonies. Although sealing is different from expungement, it has almost the same effect: Your criminal record will no longer be available to the general public, and it won’t come up in standard criminal background Read More

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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

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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 Read More

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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 Read More

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Can You Expunge a Sexual Assault Conviction in Illinois?

Can you expunge a sexual assault conviction in Illinois?

If you’re like many people who have been convicted of sexual assault, you’re wondering whether you can clear it from your criminal record. Having a criminal record can be extremely difficult – you might have a hard time finding a place to live, getting a job, or even getting credit.

However, there are some crimes that can never be expunged – Read More

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Who Can Get a Criminal Record Expunged in Illinois?

If you’re like many people with a criminal record, you want to know whether it’s going to follow you around forever. In some cases, a criminal record can prevent you from getting a job, finding a decent place to live or even getting credit.

So who can get a criminal record expunged in Illinois?

Here’s what you need to know.

Who Can Get a Criminal Record Expunged in Illinois?

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