Need to Clear Your Criminal Record?
Team Up with Our Miami Expungement Attorneys
Criminal convictions on your record can put a variety of roadblocks to
achieving your future goals. Many people who have been convicted of a
crime find it challenging to gain employment in certain fields, rent an
apartment or purchase a home, getting approved for loans, or even be accepted
to school. These are the frustrations that many who have been convicted
share. Yet, there is a way to clear these charges from your record, and
this can be done through an expungement. Consult Parks & Braxton,
PA, you can find out if you qualify for expungement.
If you qualify for expungement, you no longer have to face the consequences
of having an arrest and conviction on your record. There will be no information
regarding your prior case history when someone runs a background check
on you, and you are legally allowed to answer "no" when someone
asks if you have a record. The only time that your record will be available
for any type of review is under a court order from a government entity.
Schedule a free consultation with our Miami expungement lawyers today!
Determining Your Eligibility
Regardless of whether you have been convicted or not, information regarding
any arrest will show up on your criminal record. If an employer, bank
officer or landlord sees this information, they may choose to withhold
goods or services to you even though you were never convicted. The following
qualifications must be met in order to seek an expungement in the state
of Florida. § 943.0585 of the Florida Statutes deals with the possible
charges that qualify under expunction.
Expungements can be filed if these requirements are met:
- You did not plead guilty or were found not guilty for a criminal charge
- If you were arrested but found not guilty for a charge
- You do not have any prior multiple arrests
- You file your petition within one year receiving approval
Other factors that you may need to consider in order to petition for an
expungement are that you must provide a certificate of eligibility issued
by the department. This must include evidence that they were never convicted
as guilty and have never filed for an expunction prior. You have never
been convicted of a misdemeanor, felony or criminal ordinance. This must
also be your first instance of having a record expunged or sealed, and
you will only qualify if you are not on probation or any other type of
court supervision. You must also not have received any withhold of adjudication
for any crimes under Florida law that are considered exceptions.
If you need legal assistance with an expungement or record sealing,
talk to a knowledgeable Miami expungement lawyer at Parks & Braxton, PA for more information on this matter and to determine if you qualify.