Dozens of people were exonerated in 2014, including many in Chicago–and that’s great news. While it’s always better to avoid wrongful convictions, the point is that "prosecutors are much more willing to see identifying errors as a positive part of their job," said Michigan law professor Samuel Gross. Read more…
Many people are surprised to discover that they have criminal records – and those records can be due to simple things such as arrests and picking up criminal charges. But if the state drops its charges against you, will you still have a record? This guide explains.
Do Dropped Charges Show Up on Your Criminal Record?
As soon as you’re “booked” – that is, as soon as you’re processed in
It’s no secret that many employers running criminal background checks on the people they’re considering hiring. In fact, it’s generally considered good business to find out as much as you can about a person before you make a hiring decision. But for some prospective employees, that’s bad news. If you have a criminal record, you may not want employers digging into your past; you’re trying to get a fresh start,
When you apply for a job, you may be subject to a background check. Many people are, so you’re definitely not alone. But what type of information can an employer see on a background check? This guide explains.
What Info Shows Up on an Employment Background Check?
Employers in Chicago and the surrounding communities are allowed to conduct criminal background checks on prospective job applicants. That’s to ensure that they