We all make mistakes. The law in the State of Florida recognizes the fact that a momentary lapse in judgment that resulted in criminal charges shouldn’t necessarily be a scar on one’s reputation for the remainder of their life. Generally, Florida law states that for certain qualifying offenses, an individual may be eligible to have their records sealed or expunged. The law also provides that an individual’s criminal record be free of any prior convictions in order to be eligible. An individual can only take advantage of sealing or expunging their record one time only.
Leifert & Leifert is a criminal defense law firm offering and skilled representation to individuals looking to seal or expunge their records for criminal offenses in Broward County. If you would like information sealing or expunging of your criminal charges in Fort Lauderdale or other parts of South Florida, contact a Ft Lauderdale expungement lawyer today.
When a record is sealed, the general public will not be able to access any information. There are, however, specific exceptions to this general rule. For example, as a Ft Lauderdale record sealing attorney can expalin, there are certain entities that can still access the sealed record. They are as follows:
When a record is Expunged, the above entities will not have access to the actual record. They will, however, be informed that the record has been expunged but will be denied access.
For both sealing and expunging, if you are not dealing with any of the above the entities or scenarios, you may lawfully deny or fail to acknowledge the events covered by the sealed or expunged. In other words, it’s as if your record is returned to the way it was before the case ever occurred.
The road to a sealed or expunged record can oftentimes be a lengthy one. It requires contacts with the Courts, the State Attorney’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and then back with the Court again for a Petition or Motion to Seal or Expunge the record.
Our Ft Lauderdale record sealing lawyers will look for ways to eliminate the record of your criminal charges. Our expungement lawyers are routinely in court and are available to help guide you through the process.
If you are looking for a lawyer for any record sealing or expungement related case, please contact one our Ft Lauderdale expungement lawyers at Leifert & Leifert immediately for a free consultation.
As former Prosecutors in both Broward County and Palm Beach County, the Ft Lauderdale expungement attorneys at Leifert & Leifert have the experience needed to effectively represent individuals looking to seal or expunge their records in Florida. Please contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss how we can protect your record.
If you would like to learn more about this wonderful legal remedy, call us and we will be happy to give you additional information.
It gives us great pleasure to clear an individual’s record in order to restore one’s reputation, improve employment prospects and contribute to one’s overall well-being.