If you have been arrested in the Orlando area for a crime, or if you live in the Orlando area and have been charged with a crime anywhere in Florida, and you would like to have your record sealed, call the law office of Finebloom & Haenel. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone at 407-218-6277.
“Sealing” a record basically means that the public can’t see what is in your record, but certain government agencies can see the entire thing.
“Expungement” means the charge is not listed your record, even to government agencies. In place of the charge would be a statement that reads “”Criminal Information has been Expunged from this Record”. In order to see what was expunged, the government agency would have to get a court order.
In either case, the general public will not be able to access your record. This is especially helpful for jobs requiring security checks or for apartments or subdivisions requiring background checks. The sealing of your record can open many opportunities that may not be available with a criminal charge.
The laws and rules which govern expunction or sealing of criminal history record(s) include sections 945.0585 and 943.059 of the Florida Statutes and Chapter 11C-7 of the Florida Administrative Code. The process for sealing a record can be complicated and overwhelming. Failing to properly obtain a certificate of eligibility or failing to provide certain documents can cause your petition to be denied.
The attorneys at Finebloom & Haenel have helped many people seal or expunge their criminal records. We are familiar with the process and the requirements. Call us now at 407-218-6277 and let our staff help you seal or expunge your record today!