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 isn’t allowing you to do so.
Most employers do extensive and thorough criminal background checks of all applicants applying for jobs. If a prior case preventing you from getting a job, you may be able to Expunge or Seal your criminal record.
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The basic idea behind expungement in Illinois is to give people with a criminal record a fresh start. This process, also known as record clearing or expungement, involves having your criminal records sealed. When your records are sealed, the court order restricts public access and prevents employers, landlords, and other third parties from seeing them.
In Illinois, expungement of criminal records is regulated by the Criminal Identification Act (20
A background check is a way to search someone’s personal background information. It can include things like criminal records, addresses, education and more. Depending on who’s doing the checking, the type of information varies greatly. This guide explains what comes up on criminal background checks – and what you can do if you have a criminal record you don’t want anyone to see.