How many times have you gone online and searched yourself or a friend? Are you surprised at what information turns up on the search, or is it what you expect? If you have ever seen an ad pop up while playing a game on your iPhone, you know that there are services out there that can be used to search individuals. If you don’t want your personal life made public, you should take steps to keep your information private. This is especially true if you have a criminal record. Your past has a tendency to follow you around, but in certain circumstances you can “hide” the information from public viewing. The process is called expungement, and we can help.

One good reason to have your records expunged is just for the sake of maintaining your privacy. But there are other reasons you might want to seal your records, other than you just don’t want a nosy ex being able to search you online. Other reasons you may want to have your records expunged include:

  • If you are applying for a job, or for admission to school.
  • If you are trying to rent an apartment or home.
  • If you are applying for certain licenses.
  • If you want to keep your insurance rates low.
  • If you are applying for a loan.

The process requires legal action, and our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys can handle that for you. We can also take a look at your case and let you know if you qualify for an expungement. Not all types of records are subject to expungement and before you make the decision to try and have your records sealed it is best to talk things over with a knowledgeable professional.  With the way the internet works and how certain databases are linked to others, it is important to protect your privacy when possible and clear your record. Call us today to find out if you can have your criminal past erased, and if so what that means for you. Keep in mind there will still be some entities with the ability to view your records, so talk to us first and let us help you decide what action to take.

For help with expunging criminal records, call our office to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney. We help people charged with all sorts of crimes in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Call today to schedule an appointment