Expungement/Sealing

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Sometimes in life, people make mistakes that lead to a criminal arrest and even possibly a criminal record. The State of Florida understands that people make mistakes, had a bad day, etc. As a result, the State of Florida allows a one time chance to expunge or seal your record. Under Florida law, a person who had their case dismissed is eligible to have their record wiped clean (expunged). Additionally, in most circumstances, a person who entered a plea of guilty, guilty best interest, or no contest may have their record sealed if they received a withhold of adjudication as part of the settlement of their case. However, under both scenarios stated above, a person is ineligible for expungement or sealing if they have previously received a conviction (adjudication) on any prior criminal case.

It is important that the expungement or sealing of your record is handled correctly, and The Balaguera Law Firm, P.A. can assist you with this legal action. If someone chooses to expunge or seal their record on their own, the process can be very confusing, difficult, and aggravating. Additionally, the process may lead to you spending hours and hours waiting in line at the local court house clerk's office and waiting for a number of weeks to receive the proper paperwork from numerous agencies across the state of Florida. If you are interested in expunging or sealing your criminal record, contact The Balaguera Law Firm, P.A. to assist you and to ensure that the proper paperwork is filed and to answer your questions about your eligibility for the expungement or sealing of your record.

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