As 2012 comes to an end people are coming up with their New Year’s Resolutions. Some resolutions include getting a new job, going back to school, or renting a new apartment. While those resolutions are admirable, the fact of the matter is that an old arrest can prevent you from getting a new job, getting into school, or even living in the home of your dreams.
Employers, universities, and land lords all conduct routine background checks. With so many people looking for jobs in today’s economy, most employers will hire someone with no criminal record. College applications ask if you’ve ever been charged or convicted of a crime and admissions counselors are more likely to admit students who have never been arrested. Even land lords see potential renters with criminal records as a risk.
While new employment, going back to school, and moving are worthy goals for the New Year, your most important resolution should be to clear your criminal record. An expungement or sealing will allow you to achieve those goals and start the New Year off on the right foot.
Make 2013 a great year – Xpunge Your Past, Xpand Your Future.
Having a criminal record hanging over your head for the rest of your life doesn’t sound that great, does it? That record can prevent you from getting a job, finding a good place to live, or even from getting credit – so for most people, the best thing to do is explore expungement and criminal record sealing. But is getting your record expunged worth it?
If you’re like many people, you’ve considered having your criminal record expunged – but what is expungement, and could it be the right choice for you? Check out this Illinois expungement FAQ to learn more, and if you don’t see the answers to your questions here, call us at 847-920-4540 for a free case review with an experienced attorney now.