Despite what many of us are told growing up, your “permanent record” does not always have to be absolutely permanent. When you have been charged with a crime or even convicted of a crime, you may be able to remove any evidence of those charges from your record with the State. If enough time has passed and the courts approve, you may be eligible to expunge that information and open yourself up to new life opportunities.
When someone has charges or convictions showing on their record, it can be difficult to secure a job, preferred housing, and many other things one may desire in life. Successfully expunging charges from your record will make it as close as is possible that they never happened. If the courts approve of your filing, you could truly have a fresh start and put the past behind you.
Getting your records removed is a process that is governed by very specific rules and has very specific steps you must follow. Wading through this process on your own can be a daunting task. But it does not have to be that way. You would be wise to enlist the help of qualified legal counsel who is familiar with these types of expungement proceedings. With good legal help, the process can be a smooth one with you coming out on top in the end.
The lawyers at Berman & Tsombanakis are familiar with these proceedings and would like to have the opportunity to evaluate your record and provide you with sound advice on how to move forward. It may be that you are not yet eligible to have your records expunged. If not, we will let you know what benchmarks need to be met before we can move forward. If you are eligible, we will help you get every form filed and get you all the way through to expungement.
If you believe that you may be eligible to have your previous convictions or charges expunged from your record, contact our offices in Fort Lauderdale. We are available to clients across the State of Florida and can meet with you, in person, to make sure that we are the lawyers you feel comfortable with.