Sealing and Expunging Records

You may be eligible to have your record sealed if you've had "adjudication withheld" in your criminal case. Although, not all types of convictions are eligible for this type of post conviction procedure, whether you have received a "withhold of adjudication" is the first question to ask yourself when starting this process.

"Sealing" in this context, means preventing members of the public from seeing the record of the criminal event. However, certain public agencies and law enforcement agencies will still be able to view the record.

If you have ever had a charge dismissed you may be eligible to have the record of the event expunged. Expungement requires that all parties involved in your arrest destroy the physical record with the one exception being that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will maintain a record of the event. Having your record expunged will assist you in maintaining an extremely high level of privacy over your criminal record.

If you have any questions about sealing or expunging your record, please call me at (352) 742-7474 for a consultation.

Related area of law: Criminal Defense.

With its experienced litigation and trial attorneys, the Law Office of Zach McCormick accepts cases of this type. If you would like to schedule a consultation in relation to sealing and expunging records in Florida, please call the Law Office of Zach McCormick at (352)742-7474 to schedule an appointment. Please note, due to demand, consultations are scheduled on a 'first-come, first-serve' basis and are frequently set out by a week or more depending on attorney availability. Consultations last up to an hour and are most productive when the consulting attorney has been given the opportunity review any relevant case material in advance of your consult. For this reason, please take care to compile relevant documents, photographs/video, messages (such as text messages) and send them in advance of your appointment. A consultation fee will apply unless otherwise stated and must be paid on the day of your consultation.

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Please be aware that although there is attorney-client privilege during your consultation and you may seek to retain this firm following a consultation, no ongoing attorney-client relationship is created through the mere act of taking a consultation with Zach McCormick Attorney at Law, PLLC and its agents. Instead, if you wish to retain the services of Zach McCormick Attorney at Law, PLLC, a formal written representation agreement must be executed by both the law office and the client and payment must also be fully tendered.