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How to Expunge a Criminal Record

If you’re like many people in Chicago, you’re wondering how to expunge a criminal record. Unfortunately, it may not be as easy as you think.

How to Expunge a Criminal Record

Many people choose to work with a criminal record clearing attorney who serves Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, because expunging a criminal record can be a long, difficult process.

The first thing you need to do if you would


Am I Eligible for Expungement in Chicago and Cook County?

If you live in Cook County, you could be eligible to expunge your criminal record and get a fresh start. Imagine: no potential employers finding out that you have a criminal record, landlords refusing to rent to you because you’ve been arrested before…

It’s possible.

But how do you know if you qualify for expungement in Chicago or the rest of Cook County?

Do You Qualify for Expungement in Chicago/Cook

Can I Have Domestic Battery Expunged from My Record in Chicago?

Domestic battery is a serious offense in the state of Illinois, and it’s something that sticks with you if you’re convicted of it. As a Chicago expungement attorney, people ask me all the time if there’s any way to expunge domestic battery from their records. The answer? Maybe.

Domestic Battery Expungement

In some cases, domestic battery is a charge that’s there to stay. If you’re convicted, law enforcement officials, the


What’s the Difference Between a Pardon and Clemency?

You see the terms pardon and clemency in the news from time to time, but they can be a little confusing. Sometimes they’re used interchangeably, but there are technical differences between the two that drastically affect the people they’re applied to. In our area, either of these is usually the result of a Chicago expungement lawyer’s hard work and negotiation.

What is a Pardon?

A pardon is like a fresh


Attention Job Seekers!

This week, I have both good news and bad news for Chicagoland jobseekers.  The good news is that unemployment is on the decline.  Job positions are available and companies are expanding.  In short, good employees are needed in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs!

The bad news, however, is that companies looking to hire are toughening their standards.  Most companies won’t even consider those with a criminal background of any sort. 


The Stupid Mistake


Many clients contact our firm and the first thing they say is: “I made a stupid mistake when I was young that’s still affecting my life.”

The “stupid mistake” is usually in the form of a prior arrest that is inhibiting them from fulfilling their true potential.  A criminal record can prevent you from obtaining the job of your dreams or entering the graduate program needed to propel your


Reasons to Clear Your Criminal Record: Employment | Chicago Criminal Expungements Blog

There are several reasons why clearing your criminal record is vital to the pursuit of happiness.  At the top of the list are employment opportunities and with it, financial freedom.   Thousands of people a day in Chicago and Cook County are denied jobs because of a prior arrest or court case.  Although you may have paid your debt to society and are attempting to move forward in your life, society