Expunging Criminal Records

Do you have a criminal record that is negatively affecting your personal life or career?

If so, you should seek expert legal counsel to review the circumstances of your arrest, charges or conviction. The consequences of having a criminal background, even though charges were dropped, can last with you as long as any record exists. Naturally, there are numerous benefits to be gained from a misdemeanor or felony record sealing, such as no longer needing to list a prior conviction on a job application or worrying about the possible consequences of someone discovering that you have a criminal past.

Record Sealing Defense | Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City & Palatka

At The Law Offices of Edwards & Jones, our defense lawyers have successfully represented clients to have their records:

  • Sealed - If you pleaded guilty (or no contest), received a withhold adjudication, or have never been adjudicated guilty of another crime, you may be eligible to have your records sealed from public view.
  • Expunged - If the charges against you were dismissed or you were never adjudicated guilty of another crime, your criminal record can be destroyed with only one copy maintained for limited FDLE use.

Neither sealed nor expunged criminal records are made available for background investigations, property rentals, private employment or view by the general public. Depending upon the type of criminal offense involved, there can be a minimal waiting period before a petition can be filed for either record expungement or sealing. Since certain felony offenses do not qualify for petition, it is important to consult with a skillful defense attorney to review the underlying offense, find mitigating factors, discuss the evidence with the prosecutor and convince them not to object to the petition. To learn more, call us toll free at 1-877-377-7801.

DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of criminal defense. Seek the services of a qualified attorney to discuss your specific needs for an expungement or record sealing.

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