Having a criminal record often adversely impacts various aspects of your life. You may find it more difficult to secure a coveted job, be approved for desired housing, obtain student loans, and you may miss out on other opportunities due to your record.
Even if your case was dismissed or dropped, a background check often reveals the charge for which you were arrested and you are likely to be significantly affected.
For these reasons, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced attorney about your situation. The team of Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyers at Rudenberg & Glasser have handled thousands of cases and can passionately represent your rights. We are prepared to review your case and determine whether you are eligible for the sealing or expungement process. Each and every case is tailor fit to our clients’ needs and circumstances. We fight to secure our clients’ futures and work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome on their behalf.
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Understanding why you should have your record expunged is important. Essentially, an expungement will help clean your record of a specific charge. This means that any records from the court and most law enforcement records regarding your case will be physically destroyed. While a file will remain with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, you will be able to proceed as if you didn't have a criminal record.
If your record was expunged, you can legally deny or fail to acknowledge that related arrest for job applications and other situations. This can simplify finding a job and other important aspects of your life.
To be eligible, you must fulfill all the following requirements:
There are certain situations, such as a applying for a government job, where you will still be required to admit an arrest. Regardless, having your record expunged will benefit you in most situations, especially in the area of employment. Sometimes, even civil matters can affect your record--there are harsh penalties for restraining order violations, for example.
With thousands of cases handled, our firm has built an impressive track record of success. Our reputation precedes us as hardworking attorneys with a drive to help clients through difficult situations. We are available 24/7 for clients and provide open and honest advice. Clients can trust that we are fighting for their best interests and will capably represent their rights!
Want to learn more about the expungement process and what charges are eligible? Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.