At the Expungement Clinic, we do not believe you should have to spend your entire life being haunted by the repercussions of a momentary lapse in judgment. After all, good people have bad days. However, the process to have past arrests removed from your criminal record is very involved and can prove complex. Because of this, and our extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system, we represent individuals who desire to have past arrests removed from their criminal records. If you are someone who is trying to move beyond a mistake from your past, contact the attorneys at the Expungement Clinic for assistance in having your clean record restored.
Florida state law allows for some individuals to expunge a criminal arrest once in their lifetime, which means that the actual record of their crime is destroyed and will not be discoverable in background searches. Only one record will exist and it will be kept by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Not everyone will qualify to have their record expunged, however. When you contact our firm, one of the first steps we take is to determine whether or not you qualify.
If you do not qualify for an expungement, or if you only need your record kept confidential from public view or background searches, having your record sealed may be the best option for you. Unlike an expungement, your criminal record is not actually destroyed, but its access is severely restricted.
Restoration of Civil Rights
Florida statutorily mandates that an individual convicted of a felony have their civil rights suspended. However, there are ways to have your rights restored pursuant to the Florida Constitution. This process will reinstate all the civil rights you enjoyed prior to your conviction except for the right to use, possess, and/or own firearms.
Restoration of Gun Permit
Conviction of a felony means that your right to use guns, ammunition, or any other type of firearm is terminated. In order to pursue having these rights restored, we can file a petition to reinstate your civil liberties and, if needed, attend hearings to advocate for you.
How the Expungement Clinic Can Help You
An attorney from the Expungement Clinic can review your record, discuss your options, and determine whether you are eligible to have your record expunged or sealed. One of the major benefits of having a record expunged or sealed is that once it is completed, under most circumstances, you can legally answer “NO” on most applications when asked if you have ever been arrested or charged with a crime.
Speak with an experienced legal advocate from the Expungement Clinic to start the procedures necessary to have your record expunged, sealed, or to pursue the restoration of your rights. We offer a free consultation, so contact us today to start the process.