Sealing and Expungement of Criminal Records in Florida
Living in the Sunshine State with a criminal record is not so sunny when you are followed around by a criminal record. Florida is one of the easiest states for employers, landlords, etc. to access these records, making criminal activity in Florida a looming black mark on your permanent record.
Good News: Everyone needs a second chance. Florida has a way for people that qualify to have their past Florida criminal record sealed or even expunged from their record. The process of sealing or expunging your record will take time and money, but this is essentially a fresh start for you and your future.
Commonly Asked Questions:
- What can my employers see on my record?
All records in Florida are public unless they are sealed or expunged.
- What is the difference between sealing and expungement of my record? Sealing of your criminal records is a great option to hide criminal records from employers and landlords but does not help with hiding from law enforcement. Record expungement can completely hide your past from both employers, landlords, and law enforcement. Think about how you are going to take advantage of your sealing or expungement to decide which is best for you.
- How long should I plan on waiting for a Criminal Record Application to process?
Start early. There are a lot of factors that must be considered when processing a Criminal Record Application. This process could take up to 90 working days.
- Why do I need a lawyer?
Clearing your record takes time and money. If even the smallest of mistakes are made in your application or petition, it could force you to restart the entire process. This delay could cost you extra funds and time; months or even years. James Davis Defense is a trusted name in sealing and expungement and can guide you through the process to expedite the process.
- How can James Davis Defense help me?
Our law firm has made great strides in creating fresh starts for people just like you. We offer expungement and record sealing, along with defense for sex crimes, domestic violence, DUI, theft and fraud, drugs, guns, and juvenile. We are experts at defending YOU, and can stand by you every step of the way.
James Davis Defense is a law firm that is here to help you clear your Florida criminal record. We believe in fresh starts.