A criminal arrest record, even if you are never charged by the prosecutor, can ruin your life. You may become ineligible for certain jobs, financial aid, professional licenses, or housing. Unless you take action, it will not go away. However, you do have options.
Florida law allows you to seal or expunge your criminal arrest record under certain circumstances, allowing you to respond honestly to questions asked by potential employers, landlords and educational institutions. Circumstances where record sealing, or record expungement, are an option include:
A record seal doesn’t destroy the record but prevents it from public viewing. A record expungement has the effect of destroying your criminal record from state or federal data banks and allows the court to treat your offense as if it never occurred.
Attorney Danny Philpott is an experienced criminal defense attorney and he has a background as a former prosecutor. He knows the local criminal justice system thoroughly and has helped many clients seeking to seal or expunge their criminal records.
Have questions about whether your case qualifies to be sealed or for expungement? Let an experienced criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor serving the DeLand, Deltona, DeBary, Orange City and Daytona Beach areas go to work for you! Contact Philpott Law today at 386-873-2884 to schedule your free consultation and case evaluation.