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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Expungement, in Illinois, is a process that can get you your life back. It can clear away your old criminal record and give you the fresh start you deserve. If your record is expunged, you don’t have to tell anyone that you were ever involved in the criminal justice system – and your past won’t come back to haunt you on background checks.
What felonies can be sealed in Illinois? If you’re like most people, you’ve wondered the same thing – and although you know you’re not eligible for expungement, you could still be eligible for criminal record sealing.
Sealing means your record is hidden from the general public. If your record is sealed, it’ll still be available to law enforcement and people working in the court system, and it’ll be available to
Domestic violence – what Illinois law technically calls domestic battery – goes on your permanent criminal record. But can you expunge a domestic violence charge in Illinois? Here’s what you need to know.
Can You Expunge a Domestic Violence Charge in Illinois?
Whether you can expunge domestic violence from your criminal record depends on whether:
You were arrested but not charged with the crime of domestic battery