You Deserve To Have Your Record Cleared
When a job application asks, “Have you ever been convicted or a crime?” answering “yes” can mean limiting your chances of obtaining the job. If you answer “no,” however, you’re lying; if the truth comes out, you could potentially lose your job.
The troubling thing about an arrest or criminal conviction even for minor charges is that the record of it never goes away. Criminal records can have far-reaching, unforeseen negative effects on a person’s life. For instance, certain jobs may be off-limits to you as a result of your criminal record.
Questions About How To Clear Your Record?
A Florida criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in dealing with issues like these may be able to help you understand whether you can get your criminal record or even the record of an arrest cleared for good.
At the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey, we have the criminal law experience you need to determine whether you are eligible for record sealing or expungement. We will then help you through the process of building a case and properly presenting it to a judge. You will never be alone in your fight to clear your name and your record.
Sealing The Record And Expunging The Record
There are two ways to clear the record of your arrest or conviction, depending on the nature of your conviction:
Expunging a criminal conviction: This means that your criminal record is removed from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement records. Most first-time offenders, juveniles and in some cases adults not convicted of certain felonies, may be eligible for an expungement.
Sealing a criminal record: If a record is sealed, the access to that record is not public. Very few people may have access to that information. Juveniles, in particular, may have a record sealed. If the adjudication in your case was withheld, then the record may potentially be sealed.
Did you know that even if you are arrested and the charges are dismissed, that there is still a record of it? Even if you have been falsely charged and the case was dismissed, the record still stands.
The lengthy process of sealing or expunging a criminal record can potentially be made easier with the involvement of an experienced expungement attorney such as Scott T. Moorey.
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Whether you were accused of a drug offense or another crime, but never convicted, you shouldn’t have to live with that mistake for the rest of your life. You deserve a fresh start, and the criminal defense lawyers at the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey can help. We offer free initial consultations at our Fort Myers law office to help answer your questions about expungement or sealing records and give you a better understanding of your legal options. We want to help. Make the call.