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 [...]

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 [...]

How Can I Get My Record Expunged for Free?

2020-05-28T09:24:15-05:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: DIY Expungement, Expungement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

How can I get my record expunged for free? It’s a common question – and it’s one that we have an answer for. How Can I Get My Record Expunged for Free? In Illinois, some people are eligible for free criminal record expungement. If you want to expunge your record without cost, you have to meet certain criteria – and you have to do the work yourself. If you meet those criteria, you can [...]

Can You Seal Your Own Criminal Record in Chicago?

2020-05-18T08:38:57-05:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Sealing, Sealing|Tags: , , , |

If you’re like many people in and around Chicago, you have a criminal record that’s hanging over your head. Maybe it’s prevented you from getting a job, stopped a landlord from renting you a place to live, or even made a lender turn you down for credit. But you’re not the same person you used to be – even though everyone seems to be holding your criminal record against you. We think you deserve [...]

Domestic Battery Arrests in Chicago During the Coronavirus Pandemic

2020-04-30T15:40:41-05:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Expungement, DIY Sealing, Domestic Battery|Tags: , , , , , |

Chicago expungement attorney Matt Fakhoury was interviewed by the legal team at Avvo to discuss domestic battery and the coronavirus pandemic. You can read the entire article here. What's Happening in Illinois With Domestic Battery ? Domestic battery cases are currently increasing all over Chicago, and while working with a criminal defense attorney to defend yourself against these charges is a great first step, it doesn't end there. Here's what you need to know. Can [...]

Should I Seal My Criminal Record in Illinois?

2020-04-28T13:40:32-05:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Sealing, Sealing|Tags: , , , , |

If you have a criminal record in Illinois, there's a good chance that you're tired of it hanging over your head. The good news: Some people are eligible for criminal record sealing. The even better news: You may be able to seal your own criminal record without hiring an attorney to fill out and file the paperwork for you. Here's what you need to know. Should I Seal My Criminal Record in Illinois? Having a [...]

How Much Does Expungement Cost?

2020-04-07T13:48:00-05:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: DIY, DIY Expungement, DIY Sealing, Expungement, Sealing|Tags: , , , |

If you're like many people, you want to be free from your criminal history - you don't want it following you around when you try to get a job, a place to live, or even borrow money on credit. But how much does expungement cost? Here's what you need to know. How Much Does Expungement Cost? Criminal record expungement costs can vary depending on where you have cases. For example, if you hire a Chicago [...]

Do I Need a Lawyer for Expungement?

2020-03-25T13:01:10-05:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: DIY Expungement, Expungement|Tags: , , |

If you're like many people, you know that having a criminal record can change your life. Your record can stop you from getting a decent job, it can force landlords into turning you away when you need a place to live, and it can even stop you from getting credit. Unfortunately, many people are stuck with their criminal records... because they haven't asked themselves, "Do I need a lawyer for expungement?" The good news is [...]

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