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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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
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.