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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Can a Criminal History Prevent You From Getting a House in Chicago?


Landlords in Chicago and other Illinois cities may be able to see your criminal record - and they might use it against you when they're deciding whether you're allowed to live in their buildings.

Here's the deal: Having a criminal record can haunt you for years - but you could be eligible for criminal record expungement.

Related: Find out if you're eligible for expungement now

Can a Criminal History Prevent You From Getting a House in Chicago?

Landlords are legally allowed to pull up your criminal background when you fill out an application to live in a certain apartment or building.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

How to Clear Your Criminal Record in Riverdale


If you live in Riverdale or another Chicago neighborhood, you may be eligible for criminal record expungement through the Cook County court system.

What is Expungement?

Expungement is the process of clearing your criminal record so that you can get a fresh start. It “erases” your criminal record so that you never have to tell anyone you had one in the first place.

If a judge orders your records to be expunged, the agencies that have them – courts, police departments or other agencies – have to destroy them or return them to you. They’re no longer in the system, so if someone runs a criminal background check on you, nothing will come up.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Expungement Definition


What is expungement? Check out this expungement definition and find out what you need to do to clear your criminal record once and for all.

Expungement Definition

Expungement is the act of clearing your criminal record in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois. This type of criminal record clearing makes your record disappear – the courts and other agencies that have copies of your records will destroy them or return them to you.

Related: Read more . . .


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

What Crimes Cannot Be Expunged in Illinois?


If you’re like many people in Chicago, you have a few mistakes in your past – but you shouldn’t have to live with them forever.

The good news: Some people qualify for criminal record expungement. That’s a fresh start that erases your criminal record so it’s like nothing ever happened. People who don’t qualify for expungement often qualify for sealing.

But what crimes cannot be expunged in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Do Arrests Show Up on Criminal History Reports in Illinois?


If you’re like many people, you want to know if arrests show up on your criminal history in Chicago and elsewhere in Illinois.

The short answer is yes, they do – but there is something you can do about it.

Do Arrests Show Up on Criminal History Reports in Illinois?

If you’ve ever been arrested, you have a criminal record. Each arrest stays on your criminal history indefinitely – unless you petition the court to have them removed through a process called Read more . . .


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

What is the Expungement Process Like?


If you're like most people who have made a few mistakes in the past, you've heard about criminal record expungement - but what is it, and how does it work?

What is the Expungement Process Like?

The criminal record expungement process takes some time - but for most people, it's well worth it. However, not everyone is eligible. To find out whether you're eligible, you may need to talk to an attorney who can look over your criminal record.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

How to Get a Clean Criminal Record


If you're like most people with a few blemishes on your criminal record, you know that you made mistakes in the past - but you shouldn't have to live with them for the rest of your life.

The good news is that you may qualify for criminal record expungement.

How to Get a Clean Criminal Record

Not everyone is eligible for expungement.


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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

How Can I Get My Criminal Record Expunged?


How can I get my criminal record expunged?

If you’re like most people who have a criminal history – even just an arrest – you’ve asked this question before. We hear it a lot, so here’s what you need to know.

Read What Does it Mean to Expunge a Criminal Record? to learn more about expungement in Illinois.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Does Expungement Erase an Arrest Record?


If you’ve ever been arrested in Chicago, Skokie, Rolling Meadows or anywhere else in Illinois, you have a criminal record… and potential employers, landlords and other people may be able to see it.

The good news: You might be eligible for criminal record clearing.

Does Expungement Erase an Arrest Record?

As it is right now, arrest records show up on a criminal background check.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Where to Get Copies of Your Criminal Records in Chicago


If you’re trying to seal or expunge your criminal record in Chicago or one of the suburbs, you’ll need copies of your criminal records – but where do you get them?

Your attorney can conduct a criminal background check, but in the meantime, here’s what you need to know.

Types of Criminal Records

There are three main types of criminal records in Illinois:

  • Court dispositions
  • RAP sheets
  • Illinois State Police criminal history transcripts

Where to Get Copies of Your Criminal Records in Chicago

You can get your entire criminal history on an Illinois State Police criminal history transcript. Technically, it’s a Statewide Criminal History Transcript.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

3 Types of Criminal Records in Illinois


If you’re like many people in Illinois, you have a criminal record – but what type of criminal record do you have, and do you qualify for expungement or sealing? Your best bet is to talk to a Chicago expungement lawyer.

But in the meantime, here’s what you need to know.

3 Types of Criminal Records in Illinois

There are three main types of criminal records in Illinois:

  • Court dispositions
  • RAP sheets
  • Illinois State Police criminal history transcripts

Court Dispositions

A court disposition is the final judgment or outcome of your court case. If you’re found guilty, the disposition is guilty; if you’re found not guilty, the disposition says so.


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