Category: Juvenile Crimes

How Juvenile Record Expungement Can Change Your Life

Having a juvenile record can affect your life in many ways, but you can change that. Expungement can clear your record, helping you move forward without past mistakes holding you back.

How Juvenile Record Expungement Can Change Your Life

Expunging your juvenile record can open doors to new opportunities. This guide explains the following:

  • The benefits of expungement
  • The expungement process
  • Eligibility for expungement
  • Differences between expungement and sealing
  • How
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Can You Pay to Clear Your Child’s Criminal Record?

For parents, the well-being and future prospects of their children are paramount. If your child has a criminal record, you might be wondering if there’s a way to help them erase this hurdle to a brighter future. Paying for legal services to clear your child’s criminal record can be a significant, yet potentially transformative, investment in their life. This guide will explore the options and considerations for parents looking to Read More

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The Benefits of Expunging Juvenile Records in Chicago

Mistakes from our youth shouldn’t have to follow us for the rest of our lives. Everyone deserves a second chance, particularly those who’ve had encounters with the law as juveniles. That’s where expunging juvenile records comes in. This guide aims to explore the benefits of expunging juvenile records in Chicago.

The Benefits of Expunging Juvenile Records in Chicago

In this guide, we’ll delve into:

  • The basics of juvenile record expungement
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What Types of Juvenile Records Can Be Expunged?

Many types of juvenile records can be expunged, including arrests that didn’t result in charges or court cases and many convictions. The types of juvenile records that you can expunge include: All arrests that didn’t result in a court case

 

  • Court cases that were thrown out or in which you were found not guilty
  • Court cases where you were sentenced to supervision and completed it successfully
  • Court cases in
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FAQ On Juvenile Expungement in Illinois

If you’re like many people who have juvenile criminal records, you have a lot of questions – and many of them can be answered with a quick call to a Chicago expungement attorney (we’re available at 847-920-4540 if you’d like a free case review).

However, we’ve put together a list of juvenile expungement FAQ here, too, so you can find all the answers you need.

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Can You Expunge a Juvenile Record in Chicago?

If you’re like many people who ran into trouble with the law as a kid, you want to know if you can expunge a juvenile record in Chicago. The good news: In many cases, yes, you can expunge a juvenile record. And if you don’t want anyone to find out about your past record, your best bet is to try to have it expunged.

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Are Juvenile Records Automatically Expunged?

If you’re an adult who made some mistakes in the past – meaning, you have a juvenile criminal record – you need to know that although all law enforcement and court records from juvenile court are sealed, they’re often still there.

That means you need your juvenile records expunged if you don’t want anyone to see them.

Are Juvenile Records Automatically Expunged?

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Do Juvenile Records Show Up On a Background Check?

If you’re like many people, you’ve wondered if juvenile records show up on a background check – and the answer isn’t always simple.

A recent report by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, only three out every 1,000 juvenile records are ever destroyed – and that includes arrests that never resulted in convictions.

But will they ever show up in a background check?

Here’s what you need to know.

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Juvenile Expungements in Illinois: Are They Automatic?

Research shows that despite laws put in place that are supposed to make it easier for juveniles to expunge their records, it’s not working out that way—and that can spell disaster for people who committed crimes when they were minors but have since gotten back on track.

According to a report by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, for every 1,000 juvenile arrests, only three records are ever destroyed. That includes Read More

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Can You Expunge a Juvenile Record in Illinois?

Having a juvenile record can prevent you from getting certain jobs – particularly those in regulated fields, such as nursing or law enforcement. Although juvenile records aren’t supposed to be available to the general public, sometimes they’re accidentally shared with potential employers.

The only real way to make sure nobody can find out about your juvenile record is to have it expunged. However, the military, some law enforcement agencies and Read More

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