Do I Seal or Expunge My Florida Arrest Record

Knowing whether to seal an arrest record or expunge an arrest record is half the battle. Making an error and sealing a record that should have been expunged and trying to expunge a record that can only be sealed can be costly not only in money but also in time. The average time it takes to complete the sealing or expunging of a Florida arrest record is about 4-6 months.

Simply stated, a record should be sealed when you have enter a plea and the sentence includes a withhold of adjudication.  No all charges are eligible for sealing and Florida law has numerous crimes that are ineligible for sealing.

When a charge is dropped or a case dismissed then you are in prime position to expunge the Florida arrest record.  Expunging erases any sign that you were arrested to the general public.

If you are seeking to have your record sealed or expunged calling an experienced criminal defense attorney who is capable of walking you through the entire sealing or expungeing process is important.  In some situations, your attorney may need to aggressively fight for your right to erase or hide your record.  Contact your Florida expungement attorneys at the Rooth Law Group to fight for you. (727) 797-9600 in Pinellas County, (813) 333-6517 in Hillsborough County.

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