Category: Records Sealing

Can You Seal a DUI Arrest in Chicago?

If you’re like many people, you know that in the state of Illinois, it’s sometimes possible to expunge or seal a criminal record. But what about a DUI arrest? Is it possible to clear that from your criminal record? This guide explains.

Can You Seal a DUI Arrest in Chicago?

If you were arrested for DUI in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois, but your arrest never led to a conviction, Read More

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Can Employers See Sealed Records?

If you have a criminal record, you may be wondering whether your employer (or a prospective employer) can see it. This guide explains.

Can Employers See Sealed Records?

For the most part, employers can’t see sealed records. In fact, most people can’t see them. That means if someone runs an average background check to learn more about you, your criminal record won’t show up. However, there’s a catch: Anyone who Read More

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Do Felonies Go Away After 7 Years in Illinois?

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard the common myth that felonies fall off your criminal record after seven years. It’s not true, which this guide explains.

Do Felonies Go Away After 7 Years in Illinois?

Through to a popular myth that has been circulating for decades, felonies don’t disappear off your criminal record after seven years. In fact, they never disappear off your criminal record unless you take steps Read More

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Does a Criminal Record Stay With You Forever?

If you’re convicted of a crime, does it stay on your record forever? Here’s what you need to know.

Does a Criminal Record Stay With You Forever?

When you’re convicted of a crime, you get a criminal record. But how long does it stay with you, and can it come back to haunt you in the future?

The fact is that even when you’re arrested, you get a criminal record. Read More

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How Long Does it Take to Seal a Criminal Record in Illinois?

If you’re thinking about sealing your criminal record in Illinois, you’re probably wondering how long it’ll take. This guide explains.

How Long Does it Take to Seal a Criminal Record in Illinois?

Usually, it takes between 4 and 6 months to seal a criminal record in Illinois. But there’s no hard-and-fast rule that says a criminal record sealing case has to make its way through the court system in a Read More

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Can You Remove a Felony From Your Record in Illinois?

If you have a felony on your criminal record, you probably don’t want it following you around for the rest of your life – but is it possible to clear it in Illinois? This guide explains.

Can You Remove a Felony From Your Record in Illinois?

In some cases, it’s possible to remove a felony from your criminal record in Illinois. However, it’s not always an easy process – and Read More

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How Long Do You Have to Wait to Seal Your Record in Illinois?

If you’re like many people with a criminal record in the state of Illinois, you know that you have some options for clearing your name. Those options include expungement and sealing. Though the two processes are very similar to each other, they each have a different outcome. Expungement completely erases your criminal record so it’s gone forever, while sealing your criminal record simply hides it from most people. Criminal offenses Read More

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Can You Work for the Government if You Have a Criminal Record?

If you’re like many people, you’re not sure whether you can work for the federal or state government if you have a criminal record. This guide explains.

Can You Work for the Government if You Have a Criminal Record?

It is absolutely possible to work for the federal or state government when you have a criminal record. Generally, the fact that you have completed a sentence and paid your dues Read More

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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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