In Florida, once your record is expunged, your criminal record is effectively destroyed. When a background check is performed, nothing will show up. Even those government and related entities that have access to sealed records cannot access your record without a court order.
Furthermore, when it comes to an application of any type, including an employment application, you can legally answer "no" when asked if you have been arrested, charged or convicted of a crime.
This is an important step towards a brighter future.
The basic process involves:
- Obtaining a certified copy of the deposition of your case along with a letter showing that your probation was successfully terminated, if you were placed on probation.
- Applying to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for a Certificate of Eligibility.
- A determination by the FDLE of eligibility.
- Filing the Certificate of Eligibility, an affidavit, a petition, and an Order with the appropriate authority in the county where your case was disposed of.
Expunge Your Criminal Record
With nearly 30 years of criminal trial experience, attorney Robert Serrone understands that his clients are not criminals. They are people who made a mistake in their past — an impulsive decision that ended up on their record. Some states do not allow for expunging criminal records; we are lucky that in Florida, they do.
Our office will first determine if you are eligible to have your criminal charge expunged. If you are eligible, we will begin the process of clearing your record. When your record is successfully expunged, the record will be destroyed by every criminal justice agency having custody of the record.
Contact Us Today
We can help you restore your good name and reputation. Call Florida lawyer Robert Serrone at 888-531-8969 or contact us online. Robert Serrone, P.A. helps clients in sealing and expunging criminal records in the Fort Lauderdale area, Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, South Florida and throughout the entire State of Florida.