Sealing and Expunging Criminal Arrest Records Statewide In Florida

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Criminal Record Sealing

Juvenile Records Don’t Just Disappear

By carlos

The popular belief is that once you turn 18, you’re granted an automatic fresh start, with any teenage blemishes on your record, if not completely disappearing into the ether, then at least relegated to “Doesn’t Count” status. This, of course, is untrue.

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How long does it take to seal or expunge an arrest record in Florida?

By smradmin

It is often asked how long it takes to seal or expunge a record in Florida. We tell potential clients that it takes on average 5-8 months to go through the sealing or expunge process. The reasons can vary, however, some of the factors to consider are:

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Can I seal a grand theft or petit/petty theft charge or arrest?

By smradmin

The answer is yes as long as meet the statutory criteria for sealing or expunging. Grand theft and petit or petty theft charges are among the most common offenses sealed and expunged in Florida. In order to seal or expunge this type of case you must meet the following criteria:

 

1. You can't have been convicted (adjudicated guilty) of the charge you wish to seal or expunge. If you took a plea you needed to have received a withhold of adjudication.

2. You can't have been convicted of any criminal charge, anywhere, ever.

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CAN YOU SEAL OR EXPUNGE A FLORIDA RECORD FROM ANOTHER STATE?

By smradmin

CAN YOU SEAL OR EXPUNGE A FLORIDA RECORD FROM ANOTHER STATE? This question from an interested client can be interpreted in 2 different ways.

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Will Casey Anthony be able to seal or expunge her record?

By smradmin

Wow. What a verdict on the Casey Anthony case. We here at Sealmyrecord.com are astounded as everyone else. As you all know by know, Casey Anthony was found not guilty on the first degree murder charge, the aggravated child abuse charge, and the manslaughter of a child charge. She was found guilty of 4 misdemeanor counts of providing false information to police. The judge sentenced her to the maximum time for each charge, but when you include the time she has been in custody awaiting trial, she will be out by July 13th, 2011.

 

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Sealing or Expungement After Getting A Pardon in Florida

By smradmin

If I Get a Pardon Can I Seal or Expunge my Case? In order to expunge or seal a case, a person must first apply for and obtain a “certificate of eligibility” from the Fla. Dept. of Law Enforcement.

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Sealing or Expungement of Theft Charges in Florida

By smradmin

Any type of theft charge can be sealed or expunged in Florida as long as you meet the statutory criteria for sealing and expungement. The basic criteria to seal or expunge a theft case are:

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Can I Seal or Expunge My Case While On Probation?

By smradmin

There are various requirements that have to be met in order for a person to be eligible to seal or expunge. One of those requirements is that the person can’t be under court supervision. There are various types of court supervision. For example, house arrest, work release, community control, and probation.

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Expungement/Sealing in Florida - Fees and Costs

By smradmin

How much does it cost to seal or expunge a case in Florida?

Sealing and expungement of a case in Florida is not an expensive legal procedure. Remember that you are investing in yourself for a lifetime! Usually, second chances in life can’t be bought. However, Florida law does allows to you to seal or expunge one case which does give you a second chance to have a clean public record.

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Domestic Violence Cases - Seal or Expunge Options

By smradmin

Recently we posted a blog on dometic violence. We've received a tremendous amount of feedback and questions on it and so we've decided to elaborate on the subject a bit more.

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Michelle Paredes, Esq.

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Coral Gables, FL 33114
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We May Be Able To Help With Other Arrest Issues!

Were you the victim of excessive force By Police? Were you falsely arrested and then the charges were dropped? Email us at SealMyRecord@Gmail.Com and tell us about it. You may be entitled to monetary compensation!