Websites and smart phone apps like Facebook and Instagram are a lot of fun, and a good way to share your life with your friends and family, but not everything about your life should be made public. Certain things are best left private, but with easy access to online documents it is getting harder and harder to maintain your privacy. When the information that is available to anyone with a connection is damaging to your reputation or could harm your chances of getting a job, it is time to take steps to get that information out of public viewing. One way to do this is to seek an order of expungement, of any criminal cases where you were a defendant.
Three ways having your records cleared can help you are:
- When you get an… Continue reading
Anytime you do something drastic, you wonder just how lasting that impact of new actions may be down the road. For instance, if you decide to get serious about your health and start making changes to diet and exercise, you should only expect these changes to last as long as you are practicing healthy habits. This is a positive long term effect, but not all actions have this same kind of result. A good example is an arrest, and your natural inclination to wonder if the arrest will have any kind of effect on your future. The answer depends on the type of case, the outcome of the case, and a few other factors.
Criminal cases are usually disposed of by a finding of guilt or innocence, or the charges get dropped (dismissed). If your case was not dismissed, you can take steps to have… Continue reading
Being arrested for a crime is something that can follow you around for a lifetime, and have negative implications on several areas of your life. This can make it hard to get a job, rent an apartment, get into school, or maybe even buy a car. Your criminal record contains information about the crimes you have been arrested for, but there are things you can do to have those things removed from your record. Asking for an expungement can help you down the road for years to come, and is well worth the effort if you qualify for an order of expungement.
To determine if you qualify for an expungement you first need to know the outcome of cases against you. If you had a case dismissed, you will qualify for an expungement of the charges. If you went on probation and were successful,… Continue reading
If you have ever been arrested, there will be a public record of your case. This is a scary thought when you think about how many people have access to the internet, and free time on their hands. With a simple search, the details of your case may be visible to a complete stranger or even worse, a friend or family member. If you want to keep your private life out of public viewing, there are things you can do to make it so your criminal record cannot be seen. But there are some restrictions on the process, and some important things to know about what you can accomplish.
A few good reasons to have your criminal record sealed, called expungement, are:
- Cleaning up your record can make it easier to get a job. Many potential employers perform background checks on new hires, and… Continue reading
If you have ever applied for a job, a loan, filled out an application to get into school, or tried to rent an apartment you are familiar with the forms and know that some contain information about your past. Part of that information is your work or educational history, but part of it is also about your criminal record. Most things you apply for in today’s society require you to answer a question about your arrest and/or conviction record. If you have a record you have to check the “yes” box, but if you do not have a record or have taken steps to have it cleared you can confidently check the “no” box when answering this question.
One benefit to having your records expunged is that you say you have not been arrested, but three other benefits to expungement include:
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If you have ever entered your name in a Google search you are probably surprised at the information that comes up on the list. Even though you think your personal information is private, there are plenty of pieces of information that find their way to the internet. If you don’t mind having your private life made public, this may not bother you. But, if you prefer to maintain some form of privacy, it will be important for you to learn how to keep damaging data off of your criminal record. So, if you have been arrested for a crime, you should take action to see if the information can be removed from public viewing. The process that allows you to do this is called an expungement, and it can have long lasting benefits.
Having a clean criminal record does more than just help you get a job, it can also help with small things like paying less for car insurance or renting a house. If you have been arrested and are worried about the impact it has on your future, we want you to know your options. There are instances where you can ask the Court to clear the charges from your record, and doing so can be beneficial in a number of ways.
Florida law provides for a process called expungement, which is sort of like sealing your criminal record. The end result is that in certain cases the notation of the arrest and charges will be removed from your record, making it impossible for a person performing a public search to see the information. If you were arrested but no charges were ever filed,… Continue reading
Having a criminal record can prevent you from doing a lot of things in life. You might be turned down for a job, denied admission to school, or even be made to pay a higher insurance rate if you have a record. So it is good to know that, depending on the type of charges, you might be eligible to have your record cleared. The legal term is expungement, and in order to get an order of expungement certain requirements must be met. In order to find out if you qualify, it is best to have a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney review your case.
Four ways to clear your criminal record, through a request for an expungement, according to Florida law include:
- No charges were filed against you, even though you were arrested. If that is the case, you can ask the… Continue reading
Now more than ever it is possible for people to search you online, and find out things about your personal life. Many times the information found is something you would rather keep private, but without the security of a sealed record or restricted access to certain data, the unfortunate result is that your private information can fall into anyone’s hands. This includes a potential employer, a school admissions counselor, or even a landlord at an apartment you’ve been considering. But there are things you can do to safeguard your personal information, it simply takes a quick phone call to a knowledgeable attorney.
The process of making your personal information private again is referred to as expungement. At least when the matters you seek to keep private are contained on a criminal arrest record. Three good reasons to have your records expunged include the following:… Continue reading
If you have never been arrested or even received a traffic ticket, you might not know how important it is to have a clean criminal record. There are many reasons to keep your record clean, and some of them might not be the first ones on your mind. Something as innocent as trying to rent a car or an apartment can be impacted if you have a criminal record, but there are things you can do to make sure your record is clear. There are certain criteria that have to be met first, but if you qualify for an expungement, you should take the steps needed to ask the Court for this type of order. Once entered, damaging information is no longer visible for public viewing.