Category: Misdemeanors

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

Some of the most common questions we hear

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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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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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How to Clear a Misdemeanor From Your Record in Chicago

If you’ve been convicted of a misdemeanor crime in Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows or elsewhere in Illinois, you may be able to prevent people from seeing it in a background check

Many people with misdemeanor convictions qualify for criminal record sealing, which means the records that law enforcement agencies and the courts have will become private – and landlords, many potential employers, and the general public can no longer see

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Expunge a Misdemeanor in Illinois: What You Need to Know

If you’re like many people, you want to know if you can expunge a misdemeanor in Illinois – and the answer is yes, but only if you meet certain conditions. Even if you don’t qualify for criminal record expungement, you may still qualify for criminal record sealing.

Expunge a Misdemeanor in Illinois: What You Need to Know

Only a handful of misdemeanors can be expunged from your record, and only

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Can I Expunge a Misdemeanor in Chicago?

If you’re like many people with criminal records, you’d like a fresh start through expungement — and you certainly deserve one. But where would you even begin, and are your records eligible in the first place?

Can I Expunge a Misdemeanor in Chicago?

Many misdemeanor charges can be expunged in Chicago and elsewhere in Illinois. In fact, recent changes to the Illinois Criminal Identification Act have made it easier for

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Misdemeanor Expungement in Illinois

Expunging a misdemeanor in Illinois may not be as difficult as it seems—but in order to qualify for expungement, you’ll need to meet certain criteria.

Why Expunge a Misdemeanor in Illinois?

Many people choose to expunge their criminal records to get a fresh start. Having a criminal record can prevent you from getting a job that you want, finding a decent place to live, or even taking out a loan

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Sealing Violent Misdemeanors: Gov. Pat Quinn’s New Law

Starting January 1, 2015, people with certain violent misdemeanor convictions can petition the court to have their criminal records sealed, thanks to a new law signed into effect last week by Governor Pat Quinn. 

This law, which actually amends the Criminal Identification Act, still prevents sex crime-related misdemeanors from being sealed, as well as misdemeanors involving animal cruelty. In many other cases, though, there’s a genuine chance of starting fresh.

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Stay Informed: Misdemeanor Traffic Offenses Are on Your Record!

Most people believe that offenses such as driving without a valid license (625 ILCS 5/6-101) or driving on a suspended license (625 ILCS 5/6-303) are simple traffic violations that will not appear on a criminal background check. Unfortunately, however, the opposite is true: most traffic-related offenses are actually misdemeanors and far more serious than most presume.

Misdemeanor traffic citations are easily accessible to potential employers. If a job requires you

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