Originally Posted by ak47usa
I live in du page
Well, Damn, unfortunately it doesn't look like dupage county makes court records viewable online, like Champaign County Circuit Clerk does...
I was going to suggest searching for yourself in the DuPage county circuit clerk...you can click the above link though and still go in there during regular business hours and do your own search.
You might also start by gettng an official background check on yourself from the FBI...
Here's a good starting point.
If you can find the error and get it fixed yourself, then you can avoid paying an attorney to do it for you. If, however, you find out that there is no burglary charge on your record, my first step would be to contact the Illinois State Police directly 217-782-7980 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, explain to them what's going on,t hat you have a copy of your criminal record for the FBI (or a lack of one, ideally) and see how things go from there.
Might still require an attorney, but I'm always for doing things on my own as much as I can, I've settled more than one case on my own behalf...successfully sued an old employer of my wife for back pay at her job (he refused to pay her when she turned in her resignation, and he tried to claim his employment contract said he could) well, we won that one pretty easily, despite his pompous ass of a lawyer making a fool of his client in the court room.
Though a lawyer isn't always obsolete, you still can handle most of your own legal representation yourself...it just requires a lot of preparation, dedication, and research...but it pays off in the end...sort of like replacing your own fuel pump or alternator.
This isn't legal advice, just my opinion on what I would do if I were in your shoes...
Originally Posted by dfergus8
Gtfo of illinois. Nothing good comes out of illinois. 0vomit for example. The economy is good in Texas.
If it were that easy, I'd leave in a heart beat. You find me a job in Texas that pays near what I make here, with the promise of job security that I have here, and I'm gone.