Category: Sealing

Expunging Your Record? Here’s What to Look For

If you’re expunging your criminal record in Illinois, you must first make sure you’re eligible. So what do you look for on your record to determine whether you’re eligible for criminal record clearing?

Here’s what you need to know.

Expunging Your Record? Here’s What to Look For

When you talk to a Chicago expungement attorney about clearing your criminal record, you’ll need a complete copy of your record. If you

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7 Criminal Offenses You Can Never Seal in Illinois

Clearing your criminal record through sealing gives you a fresh start – it means that most people will never be able to see your history through a regular background check. However, there are seven criminal offenses you can never seal in Illinois; they must stay on your criminal record forever unless you receive a pardon from the governor or they’re vacated or reversed.

Here’s what they are.

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Does Your Criminal Record Clear After 7 Years?

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard the popular myth that your criminal record clears after seven years.

But it’s just that: A myth.

Does Your Criminal Record Clear After 7 Years?

When you have a criminal record, it lasts forever unless you take action and work through official channels to clear it. There’s no seven-year “dropoff” period in which a criminal record is erased.

So how can you clear

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Can You Expunge Sex Offenses From Your Criminal Record in Illinois?

If you’re like many people who have sex offenses on an Illinois criminal record, you’re wondering if they’ll remain on your record forever – so can you expunge sex offenses in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know.

Can You Expunge Sex Offenses From Your Criminal Record in Illinois?

You cannot expunge the vast majority of sex offenses from your criminal record in Illinois. Any crime that requires you to

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Can You Expunge a Dog Fighting Charge From Your Criminal Record in Illinois?

If you have a dog fighting charge on your criminal record, you need to know that in the vast majority of cases, you cannot expunge it. However, there is one exception.

Can You Expunge a Dog Fighting Charge From Your Criminal Record in Illinois?

The only way you can expunge a dog fighting charge from your criminal record in Illinois is if the charge never resulted in a conviction. That

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What Should You Ask a Lawyer About Expungement?

If you’re like many people who want to clear a criminal record, you know that it’ll be easier if you have an attorney take care of the process for you. For most people, it all starts with a free case review – but when you’re talking to a lawyer about your situation, what should you ask? Here’s what you need to know.

What Should You Ask a Lawyer About Expungement?
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How to Seal Your Criminal Record in Chicago

If you’re like many people, you want to know how to seal your criminal record in Chicago – but you aren’t quite sure where to start. For many people, the best solution is to work with a Chicago criminal record sealing attorney.

How to Seal Your Criminal Record in Chicago

The first step in sealing a criminal record is to get a copy of your entire criminal history. You need

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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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