Access & Review Criminal History

Effective Immediately, Accurate Biometrics is now authorized to provide you a copy of your entire Illinois Criminal History Record Information “Rap Sheet”. This new feature is also referred to as “Access and Review”

Illinois Law requires an individual to have the ability to access their entire criminal history record information, permitting an individual the opportunity to review and challenge any criminal history information they feel may be inaccurate or incomplete.

  • An individual's’ entire Illinois Rap Sheet can now be mailed directly to their home resident address.
  • Historically, access to your personal entire Illinois criminal history record information “rap sheet” could only be obtained thru a law enforcement entity.

Would you like to........

  • Review a personal copy of your entire illinois criminal record?
  • Correct any incorrect or missing Illinois criminal histoy record information from your "Rap Sheet"?

Take the first step to have some or all of your Illinois criminal history record information sealed or expunged from view from most employer criminal background checks!

The Illinois Access and Review process through Accurate Biometrics can help make this happen by sending you a copy of your entire Illinois criminal history record information "Rap Sheet" directly to your home!! Download an information sheet on how to obtain your Illinois Access and Review criminal record history here.

Why would you need a copy of your Entire Illinois Criminal History “Rap Sheet”?

  • Authorized sealing or expungement of your criminal history
  • Private adoption
  • Travel abroad
  • Nationwide travel
  • Citizenship
  • Foreign country employment
  • Attorney review
  • To ensure the accuracy of your criminal record
  • To ensure you have no pre-employment disqualifying offenses

Illinois Law Governing “Access and Review”

Illinois Law, specifically Illinois Compiled Statute 20 ILCS 2630/7 states the Illinois State Police (ISP) shall establish rules to allow an individual to review and correct any criminal history record information they may hold. Effective July 15, 2015, the Administrative Code governing the procedural guidelines for an individual to view their entire criminal record, specifically, Title 20, Part 1210, Section 1210.20 was modified. These Administrative rules were revised permitting any individual the right to approach a licensed live scan fingerprint vendor for the purpose of obtaining their entire criminal history record information transcript. Also known as “rap sheet”.

Historically, the individual wishing to review their entire criminal history record information transcript was required to report to a law enforcement facility providing this service.

How to Challenge your Illinois Criminal History Record Information

If you feel that any part of your Illinois criminal history record is inaccurate or incomplete, attached to the Illinois State Police results of your “Access and Review” fingerprint based response, will be a corresponding “Record Challenge” form.

Document on this form the information that you feel may be inaccurate or incomplete. The completed Record Challenge form must be sent to the Illinois State Police for review and response to the address appearing on the form.

Why would you need a copy of your Entire Illinois Criminal History “Rap Sheet”?

APPLICANT FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENTS

  1. Locate the nearest Accurate Biometrics fingerprint site to your home residence or work via our website.

  2. Enter your “Location” zip code to search for the site nearest you. Click to Find a Location.

  3. Determine when the site nearest you is open. No appointments are required, just walk in.

  4. Bring your Driver’s License or State ID with you to the site, confirming your current resident address where your Rap Sheet will be mailed. If your Driver’s License or State ID do not have your current address, you will be required to provide additional proof confirming where you are residing i.e., electric bill, credit card bill etc.

  5. Payment of $50 for services is due at the time fingerprints are taken.

  6. Fingerprint and demographic data are captured and transmitted to the Illinois State Police for processing the same day.

  7. Your entire Illinois criminal history record information response will be mailed to your confirmed home resident address.