Sealed records in Illinois?
My bf has a misdemeanor on her record from about 7 years ago in illinois and has been sealed. When an employer conducts a background check, does it still show up since it wasnt expunged?
He wasnt a minor..20 years old. And he has since had two very good jobs, one that came from an internship with a corporate firm and another as an assistant principal however now he was thinking about applying for a job with the military but as a civialian. So we werent sure. The application only asks if you have been convicted of a felony in the last seven years and his answer would be no since it was a misdemeanor but we were wondering would that sealed conviction show up.
- zoticatLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
I don't know what "sealed" means in Illinois, but he should go ahead and have it expunged. That way, when he's asked in an application if he has a criminal record, he can accurately respond "no."
- 1 decade ago
Was he a minor at the time? If he wasn then it will not show as all juvenile records are sealed when he hit 18. Chances are, most employers unless it is a higher paying job, will not do a background check. Be more nervous of Myspace and Facebook pages.
- 1 decade ago
In Adams County, the circut clerk has a website where you can see anyone who has a record ONLY in Adams County. This included Ordinance violations, traffic violations, divorce cases, order of protections, criminal misdemeanors and felonies, etc...
Usually the employers don't care if its a misdemeanor...but either way, he should be honest to the employers if he wants the job.Source(s): Campus Police Officer w/BA in Criminal Justice
- wally59Lv 41 decade ago
If fingerprints are taken, yes. It will always be on FBI records. No fingerprints, there are ways to find it but it is far more difficult.