I was convicted and sent to prison over 7 years ago. Wanting to know if I MUST put that information on applications for employment?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Hello. If an application requests information concerning criminal convictions, yes you should give a truthful answer. You may want to consider seeking a pardon through the Illinois Prisoner's Review Board. If you were granted a pardon, the conviction and sentencing would disappear as to prospective employers. Assuming that your conviction was in Illinois, the Illinois Governor would have to grant the pardon. Will be happy to discuss this further and in more detail.
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