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Why Would a Record Be Sealed?

2020-07-15T10:53:44-05:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: DIY Sealing, Sealing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you're like many people with a criminal history, you know that you may have the option to seal or expunge it. But why would a record be sealed? Here's what you need to know. Why Would a Record Be Sealed? Sealing is a public policy that helps people begin moving forward after being arrested, charged with a crime, or convicted of a crime. It also helps the state keep track of people's past histories, [...]

Do I Have to Disclose a Sealed Record?

2020-07-15T10:53:37-05:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: DIY Sealing, Sealing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

If you have a sealed criminal record, do you have to disclose it to anyone? Here's what you need to know. Do I Have to Disclose a Sealed Record? An employer can't ask you about arrests if you're employing for a job - but they can ask you if you have ever been convicted of a criminal offense. If your whole record has been sealed (or expunged), you are free to say no. However, if [...]

Do Sealed Records Show Up on Background Checks?

2020-07-15T10:53:32-05:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: DIY Sealing, Sealing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you're like many people who are considering clearing a criminal record, you want to know whether your cases will ever show up on a background check. Here's what you need to know. Do Sealed Records Show Up on Background Checks? Sealed records may or may not show up on a background check - it depends on who's doing the checking. The general public won't be able to see your criminal record if it's sealed. [...]

Can a Sealed Record Be Used Against You?

2020-07-15T10:53:26-05:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: DIY Sealing, Sealing|Tags: , , , |

Can a sealed record be used against you? If you're like many people who have criminal records, you know that you may be eligible for sealing or expungement... but you may not know what can happen with a sealed record or who can view it. Can a Sealed Record Be Used Against You? If your criminal record is sealed, most people won't have access to it. For example, a landlord who's doing a criminal background [...]

Who Can See a Sealed Record in Illinois?

2020-07-15T10:53:19-05:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: DIY Sealing, Sealing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you're like many people with a criminal record, you know there are some options available to you to clear it. Sealing is one of those options. But who can see a sealed record in Illinois? Here's what you need to know. Who Can See a Sealed Record in Illinois? Sealed records - unlike expunged records - are kept confidential... for the most part. Thee general public will not normally be able to see any [...]

What is the Difference Between Sealing and Expunging a Criminal Record?

2020-07-15T10:53:11-05:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: DIY Expungement, DIY Sealing, Expungement, Sealing|Tags: , , , , |

If you're like many people, you're not too sure about the differences between sealing and expunging a criminal record. In some states, only one of these options exists - and in others, the two mean totally different things than what they mean in Illinois. So what is the difference between sealing and expunging a criminal record in Illinois? Here's what you need to know. What is the Difference Between Sealing and Expunging a Criminal Record [...]

What Does it Mean When a Criminal Record is Sealed?

2020-07-08T15:54:45-05:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: DIY Sealing, Sealing|Tags: , , , , |

What does it mean when a criminal record is sealed? For most people, it means a fresh start. Here's what you need to know. What Does it Mean When a Criminal Record is Sealed? When your criminal record is sealed, it's closed off from public view. That means most people won't be able to see it. The sealed items on your record won't come up in criminal background checks (for the most part). How is [...]

Can Cops See Expunged Records?

2020-06-28T22:25:28-05:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Expungement, DIY Sealing, Expungement, Sealing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you’re like most people, you want a fresh start – and for some people, that’s possible through criminal record expungement. But can cops see expunged records? Here’s what you need to know. Can Cops See Expunged Records? Cops can’t see expunged records in Illinois. That’s because expungement means that your records are destroyed or returned to you. There’s nothing for the police to see when your record is expunged. Criminal record sealing is a [...]

Can I File an Expungement Myself?

2020-06-29T11:39:23-05:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Expungement, DIY Sealing, Expungement, Sealing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  If you’re like many people, you want to know if you can file an expungement yourself in Illinois. An expungement clears your criminal record so it’s like nothing ever happened – nothing will show up in a background check, no matter who’s looking. So can you file an expungement yourself? Yes, in most cases, you can. Here’s what you need to know. Can I File an Expungement Myself? In Illinois, you don’t need an [...]

Sealing Your Own Criminal Record in Peoria

2020-06-12T12:27:22-05:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Sealing, Sealing|

If you’re like many people, you want to seal your criminal record – the things in your past should stay there. But hiring an attorney to seal your criminal record in Peoria is expensive, and it might not make sense for your financial situation. The good news: You can seal your own criminal record in Peoria (and in every other city in Illinois) if you qualify. In fact, you can even expunge your own criminal [...]

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