Sealing Records and Expungement
Orlando, Florida Lawyer Sealing Records
An arrest or conviction on a criminal charge can wreak havoc on your life for years to come. However, even if you were never formally charged or your case was dismissed, a criminal record remains a permanent matter of public record. This can come back to haunt you when applying for jobs, loans, housing, licenses, even in your social life. From our Orlando office, Private Counsel, LLC represents clients throughout Florida and anyone out-of-state arrested under Florida law, who wish to lawfully seal or expunge a criminal record.
Currently, there are no time limits on when someone may begin the process of sealing or expunging a criminal record. While the legal processes can take months to complete, waiting won’t help and may even make sealing or expungement more difficult and time-consuming. Don’t jeopardize your future by failing to legally clear your name and reputation, contact us today for assistance.
At Private Counsel, LLC, our experienced criminal law attorneys are available to assist with sealing a record or expungement of a criminal record in the state of Florida on a range of misdemeanor or felony arrests when:
- Charges are never filed, dropped or dismissed in court
- A pretrial diversion program is completed and charges are dropped
- You are charged and plead guilty or no contest, but conviction is withheld
- You are charged and found guilty, but conviction is withheld
- You are charged and found not guilty
Under Florida law, sealing or expunging a criminal record allows a person to legally declare or acknowledge that they have not been arrested or convicted of a particular offense, including DWLS or DUI and other traffic offenses. The privilege of having your criminal record protected from routine background checks by having it sealed or expunged by a judge does not apply to all criminal offense. In addition, future circumstances may still require you to reveal a sealed criminal record or expungement.
Whether you have been arrested, convicted or acquitted of a crime, we urge you to contact the criminal defense lawyers of Private Counsel, LLC for a free initial consultation on having your criminal record sealed or a record expungement.