What can I do about a mistake on my criminal history record?

I was convicted of a crime 6 years ago and received 2 years probation. I recently obtained my rap sheet and it says that I was sentenced to 2 years in the department of corrections last year, which is not true. I never been to jail. This is preventing me from gaining employment.

Asked on September 5, 2014 under Criminal Law, Illinois

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

It is my understanding that Illinois has what is known as a Record Challenge Form that can be submitted for correction of a criminal record. There is a pamphlet that you can look at to help guide you and I will give you the link here.  You should also speak with an attorney about expungement. 

http://www.isp.state.il.us/docs/2-577.pdf


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