Starting January 1, 2015, people with certain violent misdemeanor convictions can petition the court to have their criminal records sealed, thanks to a new law signed into effect last week by Governor Pat Quinn.
If you have an expunged criminal record in Illinois, you may be wondering what you need to tell potential employers about it. The good news is that the law does provide some guidance on this issue; the bad news is that there are still a lot of unanswered questions. We’re here to clear up some of the confusion.
What Do I Have to Tell Employers About My Expunged Criminal Record
If you have a criminal record, it can feel like you’re carrying that weight around with you everywhere you go. It can be hard to find a job, get into school, or even rent an apartment. You may feel like there’s no way out – but there is. Check out this Illinois expungement FAQ to get answers to some of the most common questions about clearing your record in our