Law Firm of Ricardo Alvarez, PA

Lakeland, FL Criminal Record Sealing and Expungement Attorney

Lakeland Criminal Law Lawyer, providing Criminal Record Sealing and Expungement legal Services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and Central Florida. Contact Sealing and Expungement Attorney Ricardo Alvarez Today!

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For those who are eligible for sealing or expungement of your criminal record, it is important to know that failing to pursue this privilege will leave your criminal record for anyone doing background checks to see. This can unnecessarily present a who host of obstacles in your life moving forward.

Criminal Record Sealing:

Under Florida Statute 943.059, when you successfully have your criminal record sealed, while the criminal record is preserved, it is inaccessible to the public. Once your criminal record is sealed only people that have a legal right to your arrest record can access it.

Criminal Record Expungement:

When your criminal record for a specific criminal case is approved for expungement, the court orders the destruction of the criminal record. Only the Florida Department of Law Enforcement keeps and has access to your criminal record following the expungement.

Criminal Record Sealing and Expungement Eligibility:

Not everyone is eligible to have his or her criminal record sealed or expunged. There are specific criminal offenses which if convicted of will disqualify an individual from eligibility for criminal record sealing and expunging such as, aggravated assault or battery, arson, homicide, sexual crimes, or child abuse, just to name a few.

It is also important to note that while having a criminal record successfully sealed or expunged ensures your arrest or criminal history is withheld from the public, under special circumstances, if you are accused of another related crime, the courts may be able to reference your prior criminal history as a pattern of criminal behavior.

If you are seeking to have your criminal record sealed or expunged, you need an attorney on your side who is knowledgeable of the law and experienced. Call our law office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 863.709.0808, or by using our online case evaluation form.

Contact Criminal Record Sealing and Expungement Lawyer, Ricardo Alvarez today at 863.709.0808

Attorney, Ricardo Alvarez
Attorney, Ricardo Alvarez

Ricardo Alvarez is a Criminal Defense Attorney who serves the Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, Hardee County, Highlands County, Hillsborough County and Central Florida areas.

Attorney, Ricardo Alvarez handles local, state and federal criminal cases.

Mr. Alvarez is a former prosecutor for the 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida, whichh covers Hardee, Highlands, and Polk Counties.

Attorney, Ricardo Alvarez was also former producer, news director, and vice president of news & Sports for Telemundo in New York, NY, and was also a producer and executive producer for Univision in New York, NY and San Fransisco, CA.

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