Panama City, Florida, Expungement Lawyer
Convictions for misdemeanor offenses can, under certain circumstances, be expunged from a person's criminal history. In most cases, non-violent offenses that involve moving violations or property crime are eligible for expungement. Depending on how long it's been since a person was last arrested or charged with a crime, it may also be possible to expunge convictions related to drug possession or a DUI as well. If you haven't been convicted of other crimes, once a criminal conviction is expunged from your record, you can answer "no" on job applications or background check release forms that ask if you have ever been convicted of a crime. The Harry L. Harper Law Offices advises and represents clients in sealing criminal records and obtaining expungements, working closely with clients in preparing necessary paperwork and information for the court.
For additional information regarding expungements and who is eligible to receive them, contact expungement attorney Harry L. Harper today to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.
Expunging Criminal Convictions
In general, the following kinds of criminal convictions are eligible for expungement in the state of Florida:
Expungement - Why it can Make a Difference
Most people have done things in their past they aren't particularly proud of. Expunging your criminal record may reduce your insurance rates, improve your chances for finding a job and bring an end to an embarrassing time in your life.
How Does Expungement Work?
In general, if you haven't been convicted for committing a crime in the last five years, you can petition the court to expunge an earlier misdemeanor conviction. The process does not require you to provide character witnesses or additional evidence; rather, the court will review your initial conviction and make a determination based on whether you have re-offended in the last five years. As your attorney, Harry L. Harper prepares all necessary information required for the petition, representing you in court as well.
Contact Expungement Lawyer Harry L. Harper
Expunging your criminal record is not the same thing as concealing a criminal conviction. When a conviction is expunged from your record, it does not appear in any background searches or criminal histories. To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact criminal defense attorney Harry L. Harper today.