Category: Sealing

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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Expunging Your Record When Courts Are Closed

Although courts in Chicago and the surrounding the areas are operating under a very limited capacity right now, that doesn’t mean you can’t work on criminal record expungement and sealing. In fact, now might be the perfect time to work on it – because when things go back to normal, you can have the fresh start you deserve.

Expunging Your Record When Courts Are Closed

As you probably already know,

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