Expungement and Sealing of Criminal Records
If you have a criminal record, it will be with you for the rest of your life. If you were arrested for a charge and it was dropped, you are eligible for sealing and expungement. If you have a "withhold" of adjudication on one charge, you may be eligible to get your record sealed or expunged. In today's information age, what used to be uncovered in a background check paid for by an employer is not readably available to anyone with a computer and internet access. Almost all criminal problems, whether adjudication was withheld or not, can now be seen on the internet and influence future employers, landlords, and military recruiters. Even if your case is dropped, i.e. not prosecuted, or you are found not guilty, the arrest still shows up unless you take the steps to expunge and seal it.
Contact our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys today for a free initial consultation.