If you have a criminal record, you may face serious consequences for the rest of your life. You may have trouble getting a home or job. You may also continuously be judged for your past mistakes. Are you looking to have your criminal record expunged?
If so, the experienced Clay County expungement attorneys at Arnold Law are here to help. We understand your need to move on with your life and forget the past. We can help you begin a new life by sealing your criminal records. Give us a call today.
What is expungement?
Expungement is a legal process in which criminal convictions or arrests are “sealed.” Once a criminal record is expunged, the record is invisible to the public. This means that a potential landlord or employer will not be able to see your criminal conviction or arrest when completing a background check. If a record is expunged, you are also legally able to deny that you have a record, in most cases. It is important to note that in some cases, the record may still be visible. For example, government agencies may be able to see the criminal record.
What types of criminal offenses are able to be expunged?
Many criminal offenses are eligible for expungement. The following list includes some of the crimes that are eligible for expungement:
- Car jacking
- Child abuse
- Child Sex Acts
- Communications fraud act violations
- Domestic violence
- Drug trafficking
- Ilegal use of explosives
- Lewd or lascivious acts on children or elderly
- Sexual misconduct
If you have been arrested for or convicted any of the above criminal acts, you may be able to have your records expunged. It is important to consult with an experienced criminal law attorney about your specific situation.
Am I personally eligible for an expungement?
Florida law states that you are eligible for expungement if all of the following facts are true:
- This is your first time attempting to expunge a criminal record
- You have never been adjudicated guilty of a criminal offense
- You are not currently on probation, house arrest, pretrial release, or any other form of court supervision
- You did not enter a plea of guilty or no contest to an offense that is ineligible for expungment
If you are looking to erase your criminal past and have a fresh start, you need the help of experienced Clay County expungement attorney. We can help you with the entire expungement process. We want you to be able to live a life free and clear of your past.
Are you looking to get your criminal record expunged? If so, give us a call today. We can help you understand all of your legal options. We are a team of professional Clay County expungement attorneys.
We have two offices, which are conveniently located in Clay County.
We can help.