Were you arrested as a juvenile? If so, did you know that your juvenile record can be used against you, even after you reach adulthood? Whenever a juvenile is arrested, records are kept by both Illinois courts and law enforcement agencies.
It is a widely held misconception that a juvenile record is automatically expunged once an individual turns 18. Sadly, however, this is incorrect. You must petition the court to have your juvenile record expunged or sealed. You will have a juvenile record even if your case was dismissed or resulted in an acquittal.
Despite what you may think, a juvenile record can PREVENT you from getting a job, furthering your education, joining the military, or becoming a US citizen. Your juvenile record is not always private. When you authorize a background check, your juvenile arrest will appear, even after your 18th birthday.
If you were arrested as a juvenile, call XpungeChicago today. Expunging your juvenile record will ensure that what you did as a youth will not adversely affect the rest of your life. Call today for a free case review: (847) 920-4540.
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.