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Q: Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) denied my application for sealing or expunging my criminal record, what should I do?
A: FDLE does make mistakes and if you suspect a mistake was made then you must file an objection to the decision and appeal the finding. Your time frame to appeal the decision is limited so you must work fast. Don’t be afraid to call FDLE directly and speak to a representative who can provide further information.
The process of sealing or expunging a record is difficult. Consider hiring an attorney to help you. Our St. Peterburg based firm has helped client clear their arrest records in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Our attorney’s have even assisted in other counties to assure our client completely cleans and erases the criminal record.
Hiring a criminal attorney who is familiar with this process is important. Call our Saint Petersburg criminal defense attorneys to protect your rights and preserve your right to appeal the FDLE denial of your application.