Bradenton Expungement And Record Sealing Attorney

Is your criminal or arrest record eligible for expungement? If not, your record may be eligible for sealing. A record of any kind can be detrimental to future. Thorough criminal background checks are performed by the following types of organizations:

  • Lenders
  • Employers
  • Schools
  • Youth organizations
  • Homeowners associations

Your prospects for a job, loans, educational programs and community involvement are extremely limited with a criminal record. What is more, your reputation is tarnished.

Depending on how your criminal case was resolved in Florida, I may be able to help you seal your record or get it expunged, meaning that your record would not be available through a public background search or to private employers.

Call D. Scott Rieth | Sarasota Criminal Record Lawyer

I am D. Scott Rieth, and I can advocate for your best interests in a variety of post-conviction circumstances, no matter how old the record is. I am a former Florida state prosecutor, and I have more than 20 years of experience in state and federal courts.

Contact me at 941-404-4192 or 888-352-3179 toll free today. I offer free initial consultations, and I am responsive 24/7. Consult with a Sarasota-Bradenton expungement lawyer who is adamant about restoring your reputation and opportunities in the community.

What Charges Are Eligible For Expungement?

Records of criminal charges eligible for expungement include must have been dismissed originally, and you are only eligible if you have never been found guilty of any other crime. If your record is expunged, it will be physically destroyed, but one copy will be confidentially kept by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, never to be divulged to the public.

Who Is Eligible For Record Sealing?

You may be eligible for criminal record sealing if you plead guilty or no contest, received a withhold of adjudication and have never been found guilty of another crime. The court and all law enforcement agencies will be prohibited from acknowledging the existence or divulging your criminal record to the public if your record has been sealed.

There are limited exceptions to sealed records and expunged records, such as applying for employment, membership or licensure with some specific organizations such as schools, governmental departments dealing with education or child care facilities, criminal justice agencies or the Florida Bar.

As your attorney, I can help you navigate these waters with certainty. I will handle all legal aspects required for record sealing or expungement. I will also handle any petitions necessary to get your case through. Sometimes applications are denied on the first attempt, but this does not mean you are ineligible.

Contact me today to understand your options fully and to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation at 941-404-4192 or 888-352-3179 toll free.