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Thanks. I am desperately trying to get a job and my background is keeping me from being able to do that. I just want to get my records sealed or expunged. I am a single mom and I get no help from my sons father and to put it mildly I am struggling very badly

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Illinois and Florida

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I am a full time student online, I am just trying to take care of my 22 month old baby boy

I am a single mom and I am having a very hard time getting employment because of a theft by deception conviction from 2012. I went to prison for 11 1/2 months, and since became a mom, got in rolled and have been an online full time student for almost a year. i have not had a single encounter with law enforcement since. I have totally changed my life for the better. I do not break the law at all any more. Please help me, can I expunge or get my record sealed? What can I do to get a better job? It happened in 2 states within a couple of months, Illinois and Florida.

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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. So to be clear, you had a theft by conviction in both Illinois AND Florida? Or which state did the conviction occur in?

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