Erase a Criminal Arrest Without a Lawyer?

Sealing and Expunging Records

12/16/2010
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Erase a Criminal Arrest Without a Lawyer?

Can you expunge your record without the retaining an attorney?  Of course you can do this alone.  There are pros and cons you must consider when deciding whether to hiring a lawyer to complete the expungement process to erase your criminal record.  A few things for you to consider when deciding whether or not an attorney is the right decision for you are provided below: 

1.  You don’t have to wonder if you are doing it right.
2.  It is completed as quickly as possible.
3.  Lawyers know the where everything goes.
4.  Most attorneys charge a reasonable fee to expunge a record. 

If you have the time, patience and lack the funds to hire an attorney then the expungement process is perfect for you.  A quick expungement takes 4 months.  Each day you delay or are delayed because you are unsure what to do next can mean another month before you can complete the process.  The Florida Department of Law Enforcement must review your application and as each day passes they receive hundreds of requests from around the state.  As with most state agencies they are underfunded and behind on their work.  Expunging your record without an attorney is an option but is it the right option for you?

Call your Pinellas expungement attorney’s if you have questions or if you have decided you need help erasing your arrest record.  Call your Saint Petersburg expungement attorney’s at (727) 797-9600 in Pinellas County, (813) 333-6517 in Hillsborough County.

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