Everyone makes mistakes, but to have those mistakes follow your around for the rest of your life can cause serious problems. But if you have a criminal record that is just what might happen to you. You could miss out being hired for a dream job simply because a mistake you made in your youth still haunts you today, or you might not be allowed live in certain areas if there are things on your record that prove undesirable to a landlord or neighbor. This harsh reality is true for too many people, and does not have to be the case. In some instances there exists the possibility of having your record cleared, so you can have a fresh start. The way to get this done is to ask the Court to expunge the notation… Continue reading
Having a criminal record can make certain things more difficult in life. You would expect to have a hard time obtaining a firearm license if you have a criminal record, but did you know a record can also play a part in what type of housing you qualify for, or even the premiums you pay for auto insurance? The simple truth is that having a criminal record impacts ore areas of your life than you might expect, so if you are able to have your record cleared you should take the steps necessary to make a clear record a reality. The circumstances under which you can have your record expunged are limited, so it is a good idea to go over your case with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to find out if you qualify.
Having a criminal record can keep you from getting a job, renting an apartment, or getting into school. The negative association that goes along with a criminal record can really hold you back, but there are things you can do to make sure the negative impact is decreased. In some cases the law gives you the ability to erase your record, and start with a clean slate. In order to determine if you qualify, it is best to enlist the help of a knowledgeable attorney. Expungement of a criminal record can have great benefits, but only if you take the appropriate steps.
Three ways to have your record cleared; under Florida law include the following:
- If charges were filed against you but were later dismissed, you will qualify for an expungement. This may happen due to the result of careful negotiations, or a lack… Continue reading
Until you have a criminal record it might not be readily evident to you how important it is to have a clean record. Most employers are hesitant to hire people with criminal records, the military checks your record when attempting to enter the service, some schools do not admit students that have records, and you might not even be able to rent an apartment if you have a criminal record. You may be wondering what you can do about a record if you have one, or how you can prevent a current charge from showing up on your record. The law does allow for a record to be cleared in certain circumstances, and if you qualify for an expungement under one of these situations it is to your benefit to seek an order that seals your record. We can help by examining your case and… Continue reading
In today’s world there is an electronic footprint for nearly everything you do. But when that data includes all of your mistakes, your future opportunities may take a hit. In order to keep your criminal record free of blemishes, there are things you can do. But, the possibility of having a record cleared is only available in certain circumstances, so before you decide to ask for an expungement of your record, make sure you qualify and that the results will be beneficial.
Asking for a criminal record to be expunged means that the information regarding an arrest and case are no longer visible to the public. This requires you to take legal action, and if you are successful here are three things to know about expunging a criminal record:
- Any referenced to the charges filed against you will be made invisible to public viewing. This… Continue reading
In today’s digital age, there is an electronic footprint for just about everything you do. In some cases this can be helpful, like when you are directed to a favorite website faster because your computer’s browser “remembers” your search history. In other instances having a record of your past history is not so good. A good example of when having a record can do more harm than good is when the record in question is a criminal record. Having a criminal record can prevent you from getting a job, renting a house, or getting a loan. This is why it is important to take steps to erase your record, when it is something the law permits you to do.
Florida law sets forth certain circumstances under which a criminal record can be sealed, the three ways to seal a record are:
- An instance where… Continue reading
Maintaining a clean record is important for many reasons. Some jobs perform back ground checks before making offers of employment, and some schools will require you to disclose your arrest record before you can be admitted for classes. Having a criminal record might even prevent you from getting a loan, renting a house, or obtaining certain licenses. Fortunately, there is a legal remedy for this situation, and if you qualify your criminal record can be “wiped clean”. In order to qualify though, you must meet certain requirements. We can help you make the decision as to whether you seek to have your record sealed by looking at the facts of your case and letting you know if the process is available to you.
The mistakes of our youth should not follow us into adult life. Think about all of the wrong turns you may have made as a child, and how those mistakes would impact you today. Every little white lie you told as a teen, or every bad decision made during college could mean the difference between getting a job, or being passed over for another candidate. This is why it is so important to take steps to expunge your criminal record whenever possible. You can do this trough a legal mechanism called expungement, but there are some limitations.
To get your records expunged you will be required to file a motion asking the Court to enter an order of expungement. If you are successful, these are the three things you can expect for your future:
- Your public record will no longer have any reference… Continue reading
If you have been convicted of a crime, it will show up on your criminal record and this makes it hard to get a job and to do other things that people without records enjoy doing. A lot of people in this situation seek to have the charges expunged, in the hope that the damaging information is not accessible for public viewing. Having records expunged is available in a limited set of circumstances, so it is necessary to understand when you can make the request and what the result of a successful expungement case means for you.
Under Florida law you have to be able to show that even though you were arrested, no charges were filed or that a not guilty verdict was entered. It is also possible to seek an expungement if the charges against you were eventually dismissed. Any of these… Continue reading
The storage of data in electronic formatting makes a lot of life’s tasks easier. For instance, when you need a prescription refill in most cases all you have to do is dial the pharmacy and enter some information in the automated system. Or, if you are making a dinner reservation at a favorite restaurant, the only information you need to give in order to secure your spot is the phone number the eatery has on file for you. But not all things are good to keep track of, and your criminal record is one of those things. If you have things on your record you prefer to keep private, you can ask the Court to enter an order of expungement, which will act as a sealing of your record.
However, you can only ask for an expungement in certain circumstances. Specific criteria must be… Continue reading