West Palm Beach Expungement Lawyer
Facing a conviction sentence can be one of the hardest things to handle. However, even after you have served your sentence, paid your fine or completed your probation, there that black mark on your record will still remain there. Having a criminal record can cause many complications for you and your family. You could have difficulty with:
- finding accommodation and rental housing
- living in certain areas
- traveling out of country
- securing financial assistance
- obtaining a student loan or even attending college
- finding employment
- renewing certain licenses
The good news is that there is a way to have your record cleared from certain juvenile, misdemeanor and felony offenses. You can have your record sealed or expunged. The process of expungement is not a simple one and requires a certain time period as well as certain paperwork. Let Nellie L King help you with this. Nellie L King is an experienced South Florida expungement attorney that can assess your case, determine if expungements/record sealing is possible and file all the paperwork necessary to move forward with your life.
Expunge Criminal Records
Rental companies, schools, employment agencies and financial institutes all perform background and criminal record checks which mean you could be missing out because your criminal record has a black mark on it. Even a minor offense can be viewed as a major problem, especially if you are competing with other applicants that have a clear record.
Having your record sealed means that your record will not be accessible and thus you will not be missing out on these opportunities for improvement in life. You will have the same chance of success as someone with a clean record. You will not longer be required by law to disclose your criminal conviction to potential employers, schools and financial institutes.
However, you cannot expunge all convictions. You may qualify for an expungement if:
- charges were never filed after your arrest
- your charges were dismissed in court
- you went to trial but were found not guilty
- you have completed a division program (for juvenile criminal charges)
- you have successfully finished your probation
- you do not have outstanding debt with the courts
- you were convicted but a certain amount of time has now passed
It is also important to note that there are some crimes that cannot be expunged from your record. This includes:
- domestic violence
- some sex crimes
- elder abuse
- drug trafficking
South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is responsible for accepting or denying expungement requests. Working with a qualified South Florida record sealing lawyer gives you the best chance for success. Nellie L King understands the expungement process and will work to ensure your record is sealed. Contact Nellie L. King, P.A. at 561-833-1084 or fill out a form on the side of this page.