Although many states do not allow record sealing or record expungement, the State of Florida does. This can give you a fresh start for your future. Once your criminal record is sealed or expunged, you will feel more comfortable applying for jobs, loans and obtaining housing.
Many applications are handled and approved without a hearing. However there are a small number of counties that demand a hearing on every case. Once approved, the Judge issues an Order sealing or expunging your record. The Clerk's office then forwards the Order to the appropriate agencies to seal or expunge your record. Costs charged by the Clerk's vary from County to County,
Our legal fees for sealing or expunging your criminal history record are $495 plus the costs we must pay out to the various agencies and clerk's offices to complete the process. Costs generally range from $167 to $228 depending on the charges of the Clerk of Court in the County that you were arrested in. We also offer a payment plan if you wish to pay the fees and costs over time.
The legal record of your criminal history is effectively erased or destroyed, so your criminal record is not publicly known. (Certain government agencies may still have access to sealed criminal records.) Your record will not come up during a routine criminal background check by a prospective employer, landlord, credit card company or insurance agent, with a few exceptions. You can answer "no" to any application that asks if you have ever been arrested or convicted of a crime, including applications for employment, apartments, loans or insurance.
Attorney Robert Serrone received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Florida Atlantic University and attained his law degree (J.D.) from Florida State University.
At Robert Serrone, P.A., our style of representation depends on our client's needs. When necessary, we are aggressive but never heavy-handed. We have found that our professional demeanor that comes naturally and is ultimately admired, not overbearing. My team and I handle each record sealing or expungement case with patience, vigilance, thoroughness and follow-through.
At Robert Serrone, P.A., your application will be handled by a lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience, not handed off to a clerk to process. Mr. Serrone is a former Broward County Public Defender and has handled thousand 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 along the way. We won't promise something we can't deliver.
Our main focus at Robert Serrone P.A. 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 seal or expunge your record.
The offices of Robert Serrone P.A. are located in Ft. Lauderdale, Broward County, but our practice is statewide. We have represented clients in every major college town in the state of Florida, including Gainesville, Tallahassee, Orlando, Tampa, Miami, and Naples. Although most of our clients do not find it necessary to meet face-to-face, if you would like to meet with us in person, our office is easy to find — just off the intersection of I-75 and the Sawgrass Expressway.
"Honesty is a priority for me. I will never mislead a client. I believe in honest representation. I've been handling these situations throughout my career, and I want people to know that a charge does not have to follow them around. It can be taken care of." — Attorney Robert Serrone
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 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.