Take Steps Toward Sealing and Expungement of Criminal Records
How Does Expungement Differ From the Sealing of Records?
Expungement is essentially the destruction of criminal records by the criminal justice department, except for one confidential copy maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. That copy is confidential and can only be viewed under court order. (See Florida Statute 943.045(16)) When the court seals a criminal history record is, it is not destroyed. The public is unable to view it. However, most government agencies will continue to access the information, such as the courts and the criminal justice system. (See Florida Statute 943.045(19))
Benefits of Legal Counsel
Due to the complex nature of the sealing and expungement process, it is vital to have the counsel of a seasoned criminal defense attorney. At the Law Office of Alison M. Lopes, we can maximize the chances of getting a favorable ruling. Attorney Alison Lopes is a Florida Bar Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer. She has successfully protected her client’s rights for more than a decade.
Eligibility Requirements for Sealing and Expunging of Records
Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Your Options
Having an arrest or a criminal conviction sealed or expunged can help you move forward with your life. At the Law Office of Alison M. Lopes, we believe in second chances for those that have faced criminal charges. Let us guide you through the legal process for the best chance of a successful filing.
Contact the Law Office of Alison M. Lopes at our Orlando, Florida office. For questions, concerns, or to schedule a consultation, call our dedicated legal team at 407-442-2724.