Category: Military

Can You Join the Illinois National Guard With a Criminal Record?

If you’re like many people, you’d like to join the Illinois National Guard – but can you do that if you have a criminal record?

The answer isn’t black-and-white. Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Join the Illinois National Guard With a Criminal Record?

In most cases, the Illinois National Guard can’t take people with a criminal history. However, if you want to join the Guard and you

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Can You Join the Military With an Illinois Criminal Record?

If you’re like many people, you’re looking into expungement so you can get a job – and for some people, that job is in the military. 

So can you join the military with a criminal record in Illinois?

Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Join the Military With an Illinois Criminal Record?

When you want to join the military, you’ll sign a form that gives your recruiter permission

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Veterans and Criminal Record Expungement in Chicago

If you’re an honorably discharged veteran of any branch of the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible to petition for a certificate of eligibility for expungement—even if you’ve been convicted of a Class 3 or Class 4 felony.

Not all veterans are eligible, and not all Class 3 and Class 4 felonies apply. However, if you may be eligible, it could be worth talking to a Chicago expungement

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Certificate of Expungement for Military Service Members

If you’ve been honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces – any branch, including the reserve components – you may be able to petition the Illinois Prisoner Review Board for a certificate of eligibility for expungement.

There are exceptions, though, so this may not apply to you.

Which Veterans Can Apply for a Certificate of Expungement?

Some veterans who have been convicted of some Class 3 or Class 4

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Can You Join the Military With a Criminal Record?

If you’re like many people who are considering joining the military, you’re wondering whether you can join the military with a criminal record.

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for this question, but here’s what you need to know.

Joining the Military With a Criminal Record

The military requires recruits to have what they call a “high moral character,” but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get in if you have some

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