Sealing Criminal Records in Florida

Orlando Attorney

At The Umansky Law Firm, we are contacted daily by people who are struggling to move forward with their life due to an arrest that happened years ago. We also speak with many people who were recently arrested and want to know how they can avoid those same struggles. Fortunately, in the State of Florida, you can remove a prior arrest from your record by having it sealed. By doing this, your criminal record no longer has to follow you and prevent you from reaching your goals, but you’ll need the help of a seasoned attorney.

The team of Orlando criminal defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm consists of former state and local prosecutors. With the time spent on the other side of the law, we understand all that goes into getting a conviction but also the potential opportunities available to those who wish to exploit them. Bring your case to us and we can inform you whether it qualifies for sealing and what the process may entail.

Do Not Let Your Criminal Record Hold You Back

Perhaps it was a crime you were arrested for 15 years ago or a misdemeanor offense you committed when you were much younger. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how long ago it was or what the offense was in the eyes of the law. Once you are in the criminal justice system, your past can follow you forever, continuously interfering with your ability to move forward in your life. The existence of a criminal record may reduce or eliminate your ability to achieve the many things that you are trying to accomplish, including:

  • Obtaining gainful employment
  • Obtaining or maintaining academic enrollment in a university
  • Eligibility for scholarships
  • Developing a career
  • Advancing in your employment
  • Obtaining a business license
  • Getting an apartment
  • Having a clean social record

People make mistakes, but we feel everyone should be entitled to a second chance. Unfortunately, our criminal justice system thinks otherwise and can end up punishing you for the rest of your life after just one simple mistake. Even after you’ve made good on your actions and learned from your mistake, the system can make it nearly impossible to progress forward and achieve your goals.

The process of sealing your record is complicated and without the assistance of an experienced criminal justice lawyer in Florida, you run a high risk of having your request denied. We have dedicated a section of our practice to handling the sealing of criminal records and have helped countless clients over the years. Don’t let the justice system hold you back any longer, take the first step towards freedom, and find out if you’re eligible to have your record sealed.

Can My Record Be Sealed?

Learning whether or not your offense is eligible for being sealed should be your primary concern before seeking legal counsel to guide you through the process. While every case has its own specifications and intricacies, there are a few conditions one must meet before considering record sealing. These include:

  • You’ve never had your criminal record sealed or expunged before
  • You’re not currently under court supervision (ex. Probation)
  • You’ve never been found guilty of a misdemeanor, felony, or criminal ordinance violation as either an adult or a juvenile
  • Your crime isn’t on the list of those that do not qualify for sealing or expungement

If you meet this criterion or have questions regarding your special circumstances, be sure to seek guidance from a seasoned criminal defense attorney.

Let Us Help Get Your Record Sealed

The Orlando criminal defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm have over 100 years of combined experience and are dedicated to helping the accused regain their freedom. Bring your case to us and we will analyze the details, make you aware if you qualify for record sealing, and pursue the most appropriate ensuing actions. As former prosecutors, our attorneys have tried hundreds of cases in Florida courtrooms, giving us a unique perspective unknown to most Central Florida law firms. Contact us today at 407-228-3838 for a free case evaluation.

Find out if you are eligible by calling 407-228-3838. You can also use our live chat service to speak with us about your case and answer your questions.

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