Sealing and Expungements in Miami
Are you eligible to have your criminal record expunged?
Have you experienced difficulties associated with a criminal record? Even if an arrest led to charges being dropped, it will still show up when a background check is done on you. Under certain circumstances, it may be possible to have it sealed or expunged after you have been arrested or convicted of a crime. Our Miami criminal defense lawyer at Seltzer Mayberg, LLC can help you determine if you are eligible and if so, assist you in the process to get this done.
Our firm provides knowledgeable legal assistance when you need it most, whether it is an aggressive criminal defense for an alleged crime or help with the legal process to make sure your record won't come up in a background check. Call us today at (305) 330-1336!
Sealing vs. Expunging
A sealed record means that the record remains intact but cannot be accessed by the public. It can, however, be seen by certain government agencies. Expungement means that all or most of your record is destroyed, and what remains can only be accessed by certain agencies via court order.
Generally, you qualify for a sealing or expungement if you were not determined to be guilty as an adult. Additionally, you cannot have had an earlier sealing or expungement. Certain crimes will make you ineligible for sealing or expungement, such as:
- Drug trafficking
- Sexual battery.
How Our Miami Criminal Attorney Can Help
Having your criminal record sealed or expunged is a great advantage. When you are filling out an application for a job, for example, you can honestly answer that you have never been arrested. We can determine your eligibility very quickly. If so, we will produce all the documentation necessary for you until the process is complete. Don't let your past trip you up in the future. Contact our firm today!