If you are arrested or convicted under any charges in Florida, it will stay with you for life unless you take action to remove the old criminal charges, arrest or offense. Chances are very high that it will affect your life adversely if some way or another. For example, chances of getting a new job or enhancing your current career can be hampered by these records. Florida Expungement is a way which will help you easily avoid this kind of trouble.
The power of Florida Expungement lies in the hands of the Judiciary, as well as a competent attorney. If you are granted an expungement, your previous case file will be closed forever and it will never affect you, except in limited circumstances where it still must be disclosed (e.g., applying to the Florida Bar). Before moving your Expungement petition in the court, you have to get an eligibility certificate from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The court may grant it to you if it finds your case to be true and just.
What is actually accomplished in a Florida Expungement is that the prior criminal record is removed from the public. The average time taken by the Florida courts for these cases is 5 to 7 months. There are various legal firms which help you in such cases.
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