Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Top 5 Reasons To Have Your Criminal Record Sealed and/or Expunged in Florida

St. Petersburg Criminal Attorney and Former State Prosecutor Melinda Morris of the Morris Law Firm discusses the Top 5 Reasons To Have Your Criminal Record Sealed and/or Expunged in Florida.

A criminal record can show up at the worst possible time – when you are looking for a job, applying for housing, or even when applying for school, your criminal record can show up in a simple background check.
Sealing and/or Expunging your criminal record can improve your ability to pass a background check and give you the security to stop looking over your shoulder to make sure no one finds out about your past.

Why This Matters To You:
Employers, housing providers (mortgage companies, apartment complexes, rental companies), and schools all regularly run criminal background checks on applicants.  A criminal indiscretion in your past may negatively affect your application and your future.
In many cases, your criminal record may be Sealed and/or Expunged by an experienced criminal attorney, with the following benefits:
Top 5 Reasons To Have Your Criminal Record Sealed and/or Expunged:

  1. 1.    Once the Sealing or Expungement of your Florida criminal record is granted by the court, the withhold of adjudication or dismissal of your felony, misdemeanor, or other criminal charge will no longer be available as a public record.
  2. 2.    Additionally, if you Seal or Expunge the Florida criminal record, you gain the legal right to deny or fail to acknowledge anything to do with the arrest and the legal proceedings from the case itself.
  3. 3.    You can in most cases successfully pass a criminal background check.
  4. 4.    Improve your ability to successfully apply for jobs, school, and housing.
  5. 5.    Ensure that your criminal record stays private - in this age of modern technology, anyone with a computer can pull up your arrest record, booking photo and information.

What To Do Next:

Contact the Morris Law Firm to start the process of clearing your criminal record. The Morris Law Firm has experience in Sealing or Expunging your criminal records so they don’t appear on criminal background checks.
  • No office visit required.
  • Flat fee for Sealing or Expunging your criminal record.
  • Simple Process: Take the fingerprint card we send you and get fingerprinted at any local police station and; have two (2) documents we send you notarized. Send the fingerprint card and the two documents back to us and the Morris Law Firm will take care of the rest.
  • Sealing or expunging your criminal record is a low cost investment in your future.

If you have a criminal record in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, or Tampa, Hillsborough County FL, contact a St. Petersburg Expunging and Sealing Attorney to discuss Sealing and/or Expunging eligibility that may exist in your case. Call the Morris Law Firm at 727-388-4736 to discuss your case directly with an attorney.