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Can I still become a lawyer with a criminal record?

Rockford, IL |

I was convicted of a class A misdemeanor, and a class 3 felony when I was younger it has been 18 years I am working very hard currently on a degree in paralegal studies and preparing for law school I want to go badly should I give up?

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Check with the ARDC (800) 826-8625 in Springfield, but, I believe a felon cannot be licensed as a lawyer in Illinois.

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