Steps to Protect Your Criminal Record With Florida Expungement

An arrest on your record leaves a permanent scar. If you have a prior criminal record, chances are it may have affected your life in one or several significant ways, such as affecting your ability to earn a living.  Your criminal record can be seen by other individuals or prospective employers and can cause a serious problem with several things in your life.  For example, simple things such as getting a new job or obtaining a student loan or grant are now more difficult.

Florida Expungement can be the solution for those of you who live in Florida.  This system gives you an opportunity to “expunge” or remove your criminal record from the public’s eyes.  There are several steps that you need to do to gain a Florida Expungement, some of those steps are:

Need to have an approval from state attorney: The first thing that you have to do is to get an approval from the state attorney on the petitioner’s application for Certificate of Eligibility

  • Obtain State Attorney Approval: Obtain approval from the State Attorney for Certificate of Eligibility
  • Submit application to Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE): Once you obtain approval from state attorney for the Certificate of Eligibility, you have to submit the application to FDLE so the judge can sign the letter.  Several supporting docs may be needed when you submitting the application to the court.
  • Submit additional Court Filings: Once you have obtained your Certificate of Eligibility from the FDLE, you must give it to the Clerk of Courts so it can be filed and signed by the judge.
  • Hearing of Petition of Expunge: This hearing will only be done if it’s required.  Usually this hearing is depends on where your live and the offense that you are seeking to expunge.
  • Notify Agencies of Expungement: Once you have been an expunged of your criminal history, you have to inform all the proper governmental agencies that have records of your crimes that the criminal records have been expunged.

Once you have completed the steps to expunge your Florida criminal record, you can feel comfortable that your past criminal history is safely guarded. If you are considering whether or not you should attempt to expunge your record, it is important that you speak to a Florida Expungement lawyer, who can advise you of your rights and help guide you through the process.

Contact us today for a Free consultation. Our expungement lawyers will prepare, file and attend any necessary hearings to have your record expunged for one low fee.