Category: Sealing

What Felonies Can Be Sealed in Illinois?

What felonies can be sealed in Illinois? If you’re like most people, you’ve wondered the same thing – and although you know you’re not eligible for expungement, you could still be eligible for criminal record sealing.

Sealing means your record is hidden from the general public. If your record is sealed, it’ll still be available to law enforcement and people working in the court system, and it’ll be available to

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Do I Have to Tell Prospective Employers About My Criminal Record?

When you apply for a job, you may or may not have to tell a prospective employer about your criminal record. But first things first: If your criminal record is expunged, you do not have to tell anyone that you ever had a record. You can say you’ve never been convicted of a crime.

Here’s what you need to know about telling prospective employers about your criminal record.

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What Criminal Records Can You Seal Immediately in Illinois?

There are some criminal records you can seal immediately in Illinois – you don’t have to wait until a waiting period expires. Here’s what you need to know about which criminal records you can seal immediately.

Related: How long do I have to wait to seal criminal records in Illinois?

What Criminal Records Can You Seal Immediately in Illinois?

There is no waiting period to file a petition to seal

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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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Is Getting Your Record Expunged Worth It?

Having a criminal record hanging over your head for the rest of your life doesn’t sound that great, does it? That record can prevent you from getting a job, finding a good place to live, or even from getting credit – so for most people, the best thing to do is explore expungement and criminal record sealing. But is getting your record expunged worth it?

Here’s what you need to

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Expunging or Sealing Your Record on the Northwest Side of Chicago

If you’re like most people, you know that having a criminal record can hold you back – and a record is the last thing you want hanging over your head. Fortunately, many people who have criminal records are eligible for expungement or sealing. In fact, people all over the Northwest Side, which includes Portage Park, Irving Park, Dunning, Montclare, Belmont Cragin, and Hermosa, have gotten a fresh start through criminal

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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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How to Expunge Arrest Records in Illinois

Having a criminal record can prevent you from getting a job, finding a place to live, or even obtaining credit – but is there anything you can do about it? What if you were simply arrested and never charged, or if you were found not guilty of a crime?

Illinois law allows you to expunge those types of records. Here’s what you need to know.

Expunging Arrest Records in Illinois
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