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An Arrest Record: A Cautionary Tale Whenever you are taken you into custody by the police, an arrest record is created.  It is a simple fact. And, just like an unwanted tattoo, an arrest record doesn’t go away unless you do something to remove it. Take the case of Ben, a college student. Ben got […]

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Illinois Makes Expunging Juvenile Records Easier As of January 1, 2015, certain juvenile records will be automatically expunged by the Illinois State Police (ISP).  This is a good news for teenagers who, at some point, will visit the police station — and not on a school field trip. The new law acknowledges a sad truth: […]

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Separating Fact from Fiction: Ten Things You Should Know About Having a Criminal Record (Part Two) Several months ago I published the first part of a two-part blog posting on separating fact from fiction on the ramifications of having a criminal record. This posting includes the remaining five things you should know if you have […]

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Separating Fact from Fiction: Ten Things You Should Know About Having a Criminal Record (Part One) The truth about having a criminal record is often misunderstood.  Whether the fault of arm chair legal “experts” or urban legend, there is a great deal of information out there that is simply not true. The following is a […]