A criminal record can change your life. Even if your case is dismissed or the state decides not to pursue the case, the record at your criminal rest follows you until you do something about it. Fortunately, in Florida, sealing or expunging a criminal record is an option for many people who have been arrested or charged with a crime.
At the law firm of Robert Serrone, P.A. we specialize in sealing or expunging records so that once the process is complete, clients can legally say an arrest never occurred. Our main focus is the sealing and expungement of criminal records. You will not see solicitations for personal injury, divorce, bankruptcy or other matters. We do one thing and one thing very well — we get your record sealed or expunged.
The court-ordered processes for sealing criminal records and expungement can have a profound effect on your future:
The benefits of record sealing and expungement cannot be overstated. With a tight job market, you do not want to give employers any reason to put you in the "no" pile.
It is not necessary that you see us in person, unless you want to. Mr. Serrone has successfully sealed and expunged records for adults and juveniles throughout Florida, including college students from Tallahassee, Tampa, Gainesville, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and in between, without personally meeting with the client. If you do wish to meet with us, however, we are happy to do so. Mr. Serrone will give a free consultation to discuss your case in person, over the phone, by email, or whatever is most convenient for you. While our law firm is located in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, we assist clients with criminal record sealing and expungement throughout Florida.
We are so confident that we will successfully seal or expunge your criminal arrest record that we offer money back if we are unable to do so, provided you are legally eligible for the process. We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case. We charge a flat fee of $495, plus costs. Costs include $75 to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, clerk of court fees ranging from $42 to $118 depending on the county where the charges occurred and administrative fees of $40 for certified copies of dispositions, priority mailing fees, etc. In the vast majority of cases a hearing is not required. However if your judge requires a hearing, additional charges may apply. We also offer a payment plan for your convenience.
At Robert Serrone, P.A., attorney Robert Serrone will personally handle your sealing or expungement application and will apply the knowledge and experience gained by nearly 30 years of criminal trial experience. Mr. Serrone knows that expungement is a process, not an event. It can take several months to accomplish and requires patience, thoroughness and an understanding of how important this process is to your future.
Mr. Serrone is a former Broward County public defender and has handled thousands of criminal cases, in both public and private practice. Our firm will provide a sound legal analysis of how to successfully obtain a record sealing or expungement for you and will provide you with updates and open communication to keep you informed all along the way. We won't promise something we can't deliver.
We understand that you are not a criminal. You just made a mistake at some point in your life, whether it was reckless driving, shoplifting, public drunkenness, disturbing the peace or some other criminal charge. Do not let this follow you around for the rest of your life. The lawyers and staff at Robert Serrone, P.A., focus on healing, not handcuffs. Let us help you take care of it now. We can handle it for a flat fee or assist you in doing it yourself.
Mr. Serrone can also help clients who have questions or concerns about pardons in Florida. Though they are not issued very frequently, he may be able to secure a pardon in your case.
We can help you restore your good name and reputation. Call Florida lawyer Robert Serrone at 888-228-4529 or contact us online. Robert Serrone, P.A., helps clients seal and expunge criminal records in the Fort Lauderdale area, in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, in South Florida and throughout the state.