CHANGE IN ILLINOIS LAW AS OF 1/1/2012! RETAIL THEFT, SUPERVISION…NO LONGER 5 YEAR WAIT TO EXPUNGE!
As of January 1, 2012, the Illinois Criminal Identification Act has changed a bit, to the benefit of people who need to have their records expunged or sealed. Prior to 2012, people who were sentenced to supervision for misdemeanor retail theft had to wait 5 years after the successful termination of supervision to file to expunge their record. Now, however, people no longer have to [...]
Think your DISMISSED arrest can’t come back to haunt your job? Think again…enter Chicago Tea Party Director Stevan Stevlic
Chicago Tea Party Director Stevan Stevlic is one of the Chicago’s leading Tea Partiers…and this weekend’s news of his June 2010 arrest proves that, regardless of your political affiliation, a dismissed arrest can always come back to bite you…unless you have it expunged or sealed. Stevlic was arrested by the Chicago Police on June 25, 2010, in the 1600 block of South Kilbourn for misdemeanor solicitation [...]
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No Such Thing as an “Automatic Expungement”
By: Kelly Cass In September, Jared Loughner (the man accused of a shooting massacre in Tucson that left six dead), decided to expunge (the legal term for remove or erase) a drug paraphernalia charge from his criminal record in Arizona. Loughner was arrested in 2007 for possession of drug paraphernalia. The judge sentenced him to a diversion program, which he successfully completed. The New York [...]
Q: I was arrested and the case was dismissed from court. I was told the case wouldn’t be on my record. Why does it keep popping up on my background checks when I apply for a job?
A: Once you are arrested, the police assign you a court date for which you have to appear. The clerk of the court enters your information into their computer system even before your initial court date. The clerk’s office is generally where prospective employers do their background checks. Even if your case was dismissed, there is still a public record of your appearance in court [...]