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Category: Expungement

Sealing vs Expunging in IL: Which Is Better

Sealing and expunging are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but the truth is they are two very different things – and they’ll accomplish different things in the state of Illinois as well.

Is it better to have your record expunged or sealed in the state? In some cases, you do have a choice of which one you would like to go through – so which is the best choice? Read on to find out.

Who Can Choose Between[...]

Why Should You Have Your IL Criminal Record Sealed?

Having your criminal record sealed in Illinois greatly benefits those with a criminal history. While not every conviction can be sealed or expunged, those eligible to have their criminal records sealed can get a boost from going through the process and getting it done.

What is criminal record sealing, how is it different from expungement, who qualifies, and how can it benefit you? Read on to find out the answers to these questions!

What Is Criminal Record Sealing in Illinois?[...]

Half a Million Illinois Cannabis Cases Expunged

The legalization of marijuana in Illinois has led to some amazing things for residents of the state. Chief among them? Thousands of cannabis offenders who have had their records expunged due to marijuana’s legalization in the state.

WGN has reported that Governor Pritzker recently announced that almost 500,000 criminal cannabis cases are now eligible for expungement and forgiveness.

Illinois’ governor issued a pardon for nearly 10,000 cannabis convictions while the State Police wiped the records clean of 492,000 non-felony cannabis [...]

How a Criminal Record Can Affect Your Life

Being arrested for your alleged involvement in a crime can be an upsetting experience in itself. Even if you manage to get the charges dropped or the case dismissed, you still have to go through lengthy, and often emotionally taxing legal procedures. And if you are unfortunate enough to be convicted of a crime, there may be prison sentences, jail time, or hefty fines to deal with.

 

Sadly, these consequences are just the beginning of how an arrest, charge, [...]

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Charged With IL Assault? You Have Rights

Assault

Criminal defendants, no matter what crimes they are charged with, have rights in the United States. These rights are protected by the United States Constitution. The problem is, not everyone who is accused of a crime like assault in Illinois takes full advantage of these rights – which is why your attorney is here to help.

What does the state of Illinois consider assault, and what rights do you have if you are accused? These are questions to which every [...]

New Year, New Domestic Violence Charges in IL?

Domestic Battery | Domestic Violence

As far as the state of Illinois is concerned, the family unit needs to be protected. Therefore, when violence erupts between people who share a particular relationship in the state, it’s a crime that is taken very seriously.

Domestic violence is an issue that the state of Illinois has enacted laws in an attempt to curb its occurrence. Being found guilty once of a crime of domestic violence can cause you legal problems, but continuing to have issues in the [...]

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