Seal and expunge lawyer in south Florida can clear your criminal record!
If you are an otherwise law abiding citizen and have been unfortunate enough to have come into contact with the legal system, you now have a criminal record. This is true even if the criminal case was dropped by the State, dismissed by the Court, or you plead Guilty or No Contest. Fortunately, if your arrest or charge was later dropped, dismissed, or you received a withhold of adjudication (on certain crimes), you can apply to have that arrest and the related court proceedings sealed and/or expunged from your criminal history record.
Conditions to be eligible to have your record sealed or expunged if:
- You were arrested and charges were never filed by the State.
- You were arrested and charges were dropped by the State.
- You were arrested and charges were dismissed by the Court.
- You were arrested, charged, plead guilty, and received a withhold of adjudication to certain crimes.
- You were arrested, charged, plead no contest (nolo contendere), and received a withhold of adjudication to certain crimes.
- You were arrested, charged, found guilty by a jury, and received a withhold of adjudication to certain crimes.
What is the difference between Sealing and Expunging?
Understand that both Sealing and Expunging are essentially the same thing with one small difference. When you have your case Sealed, the general public, FBI, Clerk of Court, Department of Justice, Sheriff’s Office, Police Department, Department of Correction, and any other agency are required under Order of the Court to Seal your record. After sealing of your criminal record, the only individuals that can find your past are prosecutors and police.
The additional benefit with expunging your record, is that no one, including prosecutors and police can find your record.
Mr. Menditto has the ability to help you achieve your goal of clearing your criminal record. Please use this site to address some of your immediate questions regarding whether you can seal or expunge your criminal record. After looking through this site, you should contact South Florida Expungement lawyer Phillip Menditto to start the process of clearing your criminal record.