Category: Records Sealing

Legal Tip of the Day (VIDEO): The Difference Between Expunging and Sealing Your Criminal Record in Illinois

Legal Tip of the Day: The Difference Between Expunging and Sealing Your Criminal Record in Illinois

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My name is Matt Fakhoury with XpungeChicago.com, and here’s your Legal Tip of the Day from XpungeChicago.

Today’s Tip of the Day is about the difference between expunging versus sealing your record. An expungement is basically a deletion or erasing your record. A sealing means to cover or hide your record from the

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When is Your Criminal Record Created in Illinois?

If you’re like many people in Illinois, you have a criminal record – but you may not even know it. So when is a criminal record created in Illinois, and what goes on it?

Here’s what you need to know.

When is Your Criminal Record Created in Illinois?

Your criminal record starts the minute you’re arrested or charged with an offense. Even if you’re released without being charged, or even

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Can Police See Expunged Records?

Can police see expunged records? Can police see sealed records? If you’re like many people who are considering clearing a criminal record, you need to know who will be able to see past arrests, charges and convictions.

This guide explains whether police can see expunged records (or sealed records) so you know what steps to take to secure your future.

Can Police See Expunged Records?

Police cannot see expunged records.

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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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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 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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Military Criminal Record Expungement: What You Need to Know Before You Enlist

If you’re thinking about joining the military, criminal record expungement might be your main priority – most branches of the U.S. Armed Forces won’t accept people who have significant criminal records. And while there are some crimes you can never expunge, you may be able to clear your record so you can start your military career with a clean slate. Here’s what you need to know.

Military Criminal Record Expungement:
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How Do You Know if You’re Eligible for Expungement?

If you’re like most people in Chicago, Skokie or Rolling Meadows who have a criminal record – even if it’s just an old arrest that never led to any charges – you want to know if you’re eligible for expungement. Expungement clears your criminal record completely; your records are either destroyed or returned to you, so there’s nothing there for anyone to see.

So how do you know if you’re
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