Seal and Expunge Your Criminal Record
Do You Have a Criminal Record Looming Over Your Future or Available Online? Contact our Tampa/Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorneys to Seal and Expunge Your Criminal Record Immediately.
We represent individuals charged with crimes in Clearwater, Largo, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and surrounding counties.
Why choose us to Seal and Expunge Your Criminal Record?
Protecting your reputation after an arrest is extremely important. The process of sealing and expunction can be long, complicated and very frustrating. Forms are available online for individuals to apply to have their records sealed and expunged but hiring an experienced attorney can save a lot of time and prevent endless frustration. The Law Firm of Powers Sellers & Finkelstein, PLC has over 25 years of combined experience defending clients charged with all levels of crimes. All Criminal Charges are serious and you need a skilled Attorney to seal and expunge those records today.
How to Seal and Expunge Your Criminal Record in Florida
A criminal history is secured and inaccessible when it is sealed by a court order. In order to obtain the court-order sealing your record, you must meet certain eligibility requirements and follow the application and petitioning process set out in Section 943.059, Florida Statutes. To be eligible for the sealing of your criminal history record, the following criteria must be met:
- Never have been adjudicated guilty of a criminal offense or comparable ordinance violation, and must never have been adjudicated delinquent (as a juvenile) for committing any felony or a misdemeanor specified in 943.051(3)(b), Florida Statutes;
- Not have been adjudicated guilty of or adjudicated delinquent for committing any of the acts that stem from the arrest or alleged criminal activity that is the subject of the petition to seal your record;
- Must not have previously had a criminal history record sealed or expunged anywhere;
- You cannot have any petition to seal or petition to expunge pending before any court;
- The charge which you are petitioning the court to seal or expunge must not be a disqualifying offense (discussed below);
- Any sentence of probation or court supervision must have ended.
For more information, please visit our Seal & Expunge FAQ Page.