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Pursue a Clean Record with Our Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys

Having a criminal record often adversely impacts various aspects of your life. You may find it difficult to secure a job, be approved for desired housing, or obtain student loans due to your records. Even if your case was dismissed or dropped, a background check often reveals the charges you were arrested for—this can still significantly affect you. For these reasons, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced attorney about your situation.

The team at Rudenberg and Glasser has handled thousands of cases and has the experience to 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.

Time is of the essence. Give us a call at (954) 543-1788 for a free consultation!

Why Should I Have My Record Expunged?

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.

What is the Difference Between Record Sealing & Expungement?

Although these processes are very similar, record sealing differs from expungement in that the record won’t be completely destroyed. Your file can still be accessed by certain government agencies after it has been sealed, but your criminal history would not be viewable to the public (including future employers). On the other hand, having your record expunged would mean that all information about the arrest will be destroyed.

Not even a government agency could access your criminal record once it has been expunged. Essentially, it would be as if the arrest never happened. Whether your record is expunged or sealed, however, you generally won’t be required to disclose any information about the arrest thereafter. If you haven’t taken steps to destroy or seal your arrest record, you may be required to share this information with a future employer.

You Can Only Have Your Records Expunged Once

In the state of Florida, you would only qualify for expunction once. This means that you could only request to have one arrest, or a series of arrests related to a single offense, expunged or sealed. If your juvenile record was previously expunged through a diversion program, however, you may still qualify. Furthermore, false arrests may be administratively expunged without having to use your one chance at expunction. If you need help determining whether or not you qualify, please give us a call.

The Expungement Process in Florida

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:

  • No additional criminal convictions, including juvenile cases
  • No previously sealed or expunged records
  • Not on probation, court ordered supervision, or other related programs
  • Your unique charge is eligible for expungement

There are certain situations, such as 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. Sometimes, even civil matters can affect your record—for example, there are harsh penalties for restraining order violations.

Trust a Fort Lauderdale Expungement Lawyer

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. Clients can trust that we are fighting for their best interests and will capable to represent their rights!

Want to learn more about the expungement process? Contact our firm today.

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