Whether you were convicted of tax evasion or charged with petty theft, a tarnished criminal record can cause a lot of problems long after the crime was committed. Landlords might refuse to rent an apartment to you. Banks might deny you for a loan. College admissions officers could reject you for university admission or scholarship. Employers might not hire you for a job.
Thanks to the advent of the internet and growth of information technology, employers, landlords, and the [...]
While probation offices across Illinois are closed or operating with fewer employees due to COVID-19, there may be a decrease in technical probation violations resulting in any real punishments.
For many years, criminal justice researchers have gathered a lot of data about whether or not punishments for non-criminal probation violations are helpful to anyone. With many probation offices changing the way they do things during the COVID-19 pandemic, that question is being asked again.