An action that has been committed out of a sudden impulse or in your youth can have the potential to impact you over a lifelong period. Once you have been arrested or charged for something that occurred 5 to 10 years ago, it will stick you forever. Since the prior criminal record is part of the public record, it will be available to anyone who wants to conduct a background check, including potential employers. It goes without saying that this can be potentially harmful in obtaining potential employment, getting scholarships or grants, or getting certain professional licenses or certifications. However, a Florida Expungement can help eliminate the past criminal record and provide a peace of mind and prevent possible embarrassment.
The laws and rules which govern Florida Expungement and Sealing of your Florida criminal record include, Sections s.943.0585 – s.943.059, Florida Statutes and Chapter 11C-7, Florida Administrative Code. According to the laws of the state of Florida, criminal records can either be expunged or sealed, and the Florida Statutes provide which past criminal offenses can be expunged from your record. You can file the application for expungement with the assistance of an experienced attorney or a lawyer who is well versed with the legal proceedings specific to the state of Florida.
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