Daytona Beach Expungement Lawyer
Expungement is a legal process by which a conviction or plea of either Guilty or No Contest in a criminal case is set aside and the case is dismissed. It relieves the defendant of certain penalties and disabilities that result from a criminal action, such as having to divulge your criminal record on employment applications or in other similar situations. If you have questions about whether it would benefit you to expunge a conviction on your criminal record, please don’t hesitate to contact our Daytona Beach expungement lawyers.
Sealing records obscures information from the purview of the majority of people. Expungement is a process that permits public records to be destroyed and the incident regarded as if it never happened. Florida law permits both for offenses for which adults were never convicted. Initially, records are sealed, but information can be expunged after 10 years have elapsed following the seal. Information about many serious offenses can never be expunged or sealed, however, including crimes such as arson, homicide, terrorism, sexual crimes against minors, stalking, kidnapping, and sexual battery.
Even in situations when records are sealed, there is no guarantee that information will never be revealed. In fact, Florida law allows broad access to sealed records of individuals seeking employment in law enforcement or in the judicial system. Records are available when someone attempts to purchase a firearm or gain employment with an organization that serves children or the elderly. Nevertheless, the process does provide some protection from regrettable situations. Most potential employers who conduct background checks will be prohibited from accessing sealed information, and it is legal for individuals whose records have been expunged or sealed to answer “no” in most situations when asked if they have been accused of a crime.
Benefits of an Expungement
- Removes the incident from your official public criminal record.
- Allows you to tell potential employers and landlords that you have not been convicted of a crime, expanding your housing and career opportunities.
- Forces employees at the court or law enforcement agency to pretend your record doesn’t exist when the public makes an inquiry.
- May restore certain rights which are restricted by a criminal record.
We all know how rough the job market can be these days, and how much more difficult the task of finding a job can become when you have a criminal record weighing you down. This is especially true since over 80% of Florida employers are now conducting background checks on all applicants. Why would you risk your future? Expungement of your criminal record will allow you to approach job opportunities with honesty and confidence.
If you have been convicted of a crime in your past and you are interested in expunging the record of that offense, you should contact us. The criminal defense attorneys at Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A., know that a criminal conviction on your record can negatively affect you for the rest of your life. You don’t have to live under the shadow of your past forever.
If you have questions about whether it would benefit you to expunge a conviction on your criminal record, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to discuss your legal options with you to help give you an idea of what the best choice is in your particular case. You may learn that expungement is an excellent avenue to pursue.
Contact Our Experienced Daytona Beach Expungement Lawyers
We pride ourselves in giving our clients the legal advice and assistance that they need, no matter what the circumstances. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you want to talk about your previous criminal record with an experienced criminal lawyer in Daytona Beach.
Our Daytona Beach expungement lawyers represent individuals and families in Daytona Beach, Florida, throughout Volusia County and the state of Florida. We have the experience and resources to meet all of your legal needs. Contact our office today at 866-785-5470 for a free consultation.