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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Having a criminal record can prevent you from getting a job, finding a place to live, or even obtaining credit – but is there anything you can do about it? What if you were simply arrested and never charged, or if you were found not guilty of a crime?
Illinois law allows you to expunge those types of records. Here’s what you need to know.