Sealing or expunging a criminal offense in Florida is a serious and permanent action that should only be undertaken after consulting with a lawyer. The general rule, with some exceptions, is you can only seal one record one time. Therefore, it is crucial that you are properly counseled on this one-time event. In order to make sure that you are making the best decision for you or a loved one's future, please give us a call.
Record Sealing Paperwork
In addition to providing you with legal guidance, we handle all of the paperwork. Anyone can send you the forms. Only an attorney can take all the guesswork out of filling out the applications and motions. We know how the Petition and Application must be worded in order to comply with FDLE requirements. We can quickly get certified copies needed from the Clerk. All you will need to do is sign a few forms we prepare and take the card we send you to a local police agency to have your fingerprints taken. Because of our experience in the area, we can make sure your Application is done correctly.
Petitioning the FDLE
We can save you a substantial amount of time. The process of petitioning the FDLE can take between two and six months. If your Application is incorrectly submitted, you will have to start the process all over again, meaning that it could take up to a year to have your record sealed or expunged. Having a licensed attorney complete your Application gives you a better chance of having a Certificate of Eligibility issued on the first attempt.
Record Expungement Court Appearance
We will also make any required court appearance. Some judges and jurisdictions require a hearing on your Petition to Seal or Expunge your record. We always advise people to not go to court alone and to take counsel to any court appearance. Only a licensed attorney can represent you in court and self-help form companies cannot assist you in court. We have experience Statewide appearing in court for our clients. We do not charge extra for this service.
Give us a call today. We can discuss your case and the pertinent considerations to your life. We can advise you on the best course of action and provide you the service for a very reasonable fee. We look forward to helping you put the past behind you.
Who is the Record Sealer?Bruce Denson is a Florida Record Sealing Attorney and his firm, The Denson Firm, is dedicated to helping people seal and expunge their criminal records throughout Florida. We want to put the past behind you and give you a fresh start. Hire an experienced record sealing attorney to clear your record as quickly and completely as possible. Free your future in three easy steps.
Bruce H. Denson, P.A.
150 Second Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Mike, a Criminal Defense client
March 23rd 2012
"I recommend Bruce Denson..." "Bruce Denson did a fabulous job with a criminal record that I needed to be expunged. He and his staff were courteous, efficient, knowledgeable very easy to contact for information. "
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