The Salnick & Fuchs, P.A. criminal defense team has years of experience working in felony expungement and DUI expungement cases, helping clients clear their name and move forward.
It is easy for anyone to access criminal records. If you have been arrested this can make it difficult to apply for a job or college. A criminal arrest may even disqualify you for popular financial options such as home loans and life insurance.
If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you may be eligible for a record expungement or record seal. When a criminal record is expunged, the record is closed off from public view. Record expungement helps people with criminal arrest records protect their reputations and financial futures.
Individuals who do not have convictions on their record, who are first time offenders, or who have been charged with a misdemeanor are eligible for sealing or expungement of their criminal record.
First, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement issues a certificate of eligibility, a process which can take between 6-12 months.
Once a certificate is granted, a judge will signs an order for a record expungement or a sealing.
If the request is granted, your criminal arrest will be hidden from public view, allowing you truthfully answer the question “have you ever been arrested or convicted of a crime” on a job or loan application.
A Certificate of Eligibility to expunge or seal a criminal history cannot be issued under a few circumstances. There are also disqualifying charges for an expungement or sealing, even if the adjudication was withheld.
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