Petitions to Seal or Expunge
Everyone, whether a minor or an adult, makes mistakes in life. Sometimes, those mistakes involve the commission of a crime and, with that, the establishment of a criminal record. That record can create many problems in a person’s professional and personal life, which is why former offenders pursue a Petition to Seal or Expunge their criminal records. In any case, to be triumphant in restoring your good name, you have to follow a very strict process, and to get through that process successfully, you need the help of a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer.
The experienced criminal defense attorneys in Florida at Musca Law are well versed in the procedures and legal processes involved in obtaining an Order to Seal or Expunge your criminal record and are committed to achieving positive results for our clients, whether they are an adult or a juvenile pursuing Petition to Seal or Expunge their record.
Petition to Expunge vs. Petition to Seal Records
There are two options for making criminal records inaccessible or non-existent. The expungement of criminal records involves the removal of the offender’s criminal history while a sealing of records involves strictly restricting access to the records. In both cases, however, a minor or adult offender must comply with the requirements set forth in the Florida Statutes and Rules of Procedure. Whether a person wishes to expunge or seal their records, they have to start with applying for eligibility. It is only after obtaining a certificate of eligibility that a person may continue the process of sealing or expunging, for which additional factors will impact the ultimate success; factors such as the type of offense committed and if there are multiple arrests or convictions on the record, which may or may not be related to each other.
If you are interested in expunging or sealing your criminal record, there are many steps that must be taken and many factors impacting those steps. In order to make sure you are eligible to expunge or seal your record and that you follow procedure correctly, it is advisable that you retain the services of a criminal defense attorney familiar with the Florida process of expunging or sealing of criminal records.
Helping You Move on with Your Life
A criminal record could follow you for the rest of your life, affecting your personal and especially your professional life for years after you committed the crime. In order to move on from the mistakes you made, you should be able to have a clean slate. At Musca Law, our Florida attorneys experienced in Petitions to Seal and Expunge believe in second chances and are committed to put our more than 100 years of combined legal experience to work in order to make that happen. We are dedicated to providing each and every client first class representation from start to finish and will identify and develop the best strategy possible to achieve positive results. To learn more about how we can help you get a fresh start on life, contact us today for a confidential consultation.
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