Glossary

Glossary

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Earned Income Gross amount of wages reported by client or employer.
Ex-offender A person with a criminal record or history. Other terms include formerly incarcerated, ex-felon, or former offender. This term does not reflect a person's criminal record status.
Expungement Expungement is a court filing that erases an arrest and non convictions from a rap sheet. When a record is expunged, the court records are sealed and made available only in very limited circumstances (e.g., sentencing for new convictions). A person whose records are expunged should receive his/her record and mug shots from the State Police. State Police and employers can not see your client's record once it has been expunged. Expungement can not be used for felony convictions.
Executive Clemency In Illinois, an extraordinary remedy rarely granted that is an official pardon by the Governor for cases that resulted in a conviction. An Executive clemency petition must be submitted to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board.