ERIC J DIRGA, PA

Category: Florida Expungement Law


Expungements: No Prior Adjudication Exception

adjudication exception

It is accepted that the Florida Law of sealing or expunging a criminal record requires that the person seeking such relief has never been convicted of committing a crime. In legal terms this means you can never have been adjudicated guilty…

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Domestic Violence Arrests Need to Be Expunged

expunge domestic violence arrests

Domestic Violence arrests are up. They have been rising for about 20 years. Not because man has decided to batter his wife more – because the legal definition has been expanded. Two siblings that get in a fight (say age…

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Arrested? Adjudication Withheld

arrested? make sure you resolve your case correctly

Resolving an Arrested the Right Way Arrests for offenses such as petit theft (shoplifting), driving while license suspended, trespassing, public urination, and many other minor offenses occur daily. They may seem innocuous and you may not take them seriously, but…

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Can You Teach With A Record

teaching in florida with a criminal record

Many people who contact me about an expungement are concerned about their ability to be a teacher in the public school system of Florida. In this post I try to explain what the Florida law states regarding the employment of…

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Level 1 and 2 Background Check

level 1 and level 2 background screenings

The Level 1 and Level 2 background screenings (or background check) done in Florida are very confusing when it comes to having a record sealed or expunged. Is there a benefit? The answer is yes. Expunging or sealing a record…

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Record Expungement and Sealing: Certified Copies

People who are not citizens, are looking to become lawyers, enter the medical field, or become teachers need to make sure you obtain certified copies of your court file before your record is ordered expunged or sealed. Obtain Certified Copies…

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Criminal Case Resolutions

It is very important to ask for the withhold of adjudication on the Lesser Included Offense [LIO]. This is especially true if this is the first criminal offense for your client.

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Criminal Record Expungements: More Good Stuff

In the realm of law, in between the nether world and the iclouds, there is a place where things sometimes seem pretty darn good. Doesn’t mean it is! Or forever will be – but, for now, good. This This is…

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FLA Expungements: A Brief History, Part 2.

florida expungement history part 2

Ah, Part 2 of the amazing History of Florida Expungements. There is never a dull moment at the Florida Appellate Courts. Prepare to have your mind blown as you read about burden shifting and the factual basis. Put your seat…

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FLA Expungements: A Brief History, Part 1.

history of expungements part 1

Birth is a struggle.  It is the painful point that let’s us all know “life ain’t going to be easy.”  Like so much in life, analogies can be found everywhere.  With the Florida expungement law, this is true.  It all…

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