Seales & Expungements
Criminal Record Seal & Expunge
Being arrested is a serious matter and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Without proper representation from a knowledgeable attorney, you could permanently damage your reputation, pay excessive fines and serve prison time.
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 reminder of their life.;
The Law Office of Daniel Rosenberg P.A. offers skilled representation to individuals looking to seal or expunge their records for criminal offenses in Broward County, Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County. If you’ve been arrested, now is the time to take advantage of the law and see if you are eligible to have your record expunged and sealed. This process allows the courts to seal your arrest records and erase the reports associated with as though it never happened. This is a great way to get a new start in your life and learn from your mistake.
Let us review your case and see if it’s eligible for such a process. Contact the Law Office of Daniel Rosenberg P.A. for a free consultation about your case.
How the process works
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.
What is the Difference between Sealing and Expunging?
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. There are certain entities that can still access the sealed record they are as follows:
- If you are seeking employment with a criminal justice agency.
- If you are the subject of future criminal prosecution.
- If you are seeking to be licensed by the Florida Bar to practice law in the State of Florida.
- If you are seeking employment, to be licensed or contract with the Department of Children and Families, Agency for Health Care Administration, Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Juvenile Justice.
- If you are seeking to be employed or licensed by the Department of Education, certain types of public schools, private schools or child care facilities.
- If you are seeking employment or access to one of Florida’s seaports.
- If you are seeking to purchase a firearm.
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.
Take the step today
The road to a sealed or expunged record can often times be a lengthy one. It requires contact 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.
If you would like to learn more about this advantageous legal remedy, call us and we will be happy to give you additional information.
We pride ourselves in being able to clear an individual’s record and restore their reputation. Give yourself every opportunity to succeed in life by choosing your options carefully and consulting with professionals at the Law Office of Daniel Rosenberg P.A..