florida record expungements attorney eric j dirga

Florida Expungement Attorney

I have represented people for criminal record expungements and sealings for over 20 years. I have helped over a thousand people obtain expunged or sealed records and they have moved on with a second shot at success.

Whether You Live in Florida, Just Visited, or Moved…

Whether you still live in Florida, moved out-of-state, or were just visiting, a qualifying arrest can be expunged/sealed. Adult, juvenile, man, woman, felony, or misdemeanor – it doesn’t matter.

This is what I will do for you:

  • Check if you qualify for free.
  • Prepare all paperwork.
  • Represent you before The Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
  • Represent you before the State Attorney’s Office.
  • Represent you before the Court.
  • File all paperwork.
  • Answer all of your questions.

Florida Record Expungements and Sealings

You have a criminal record if you have ever:

  • been arrested (or received a Notice to Appear).
  • gone to court and had all criminal charges against you dropped.
  • been accused of a crime but nothing came of it.
  • been found guilty and had the Adjudication of Guilt “Withheld.”

A criminal record is:

  • Embarrassing,
  • Can keep you from living where you want to live,
  • Can keep you from getting the job where you want to work, and
  • Can keep you from obtaining your opportunities in life.

A Florida arrest record expungement or sealing is the only way to make your criminal record a non-public record.

Expunging a criminal record is a legal process that the law provides so people can move on with their lives. Under Florida law, criminal records are public records until expunged or sealed. Even if your case is dropped that record remains for people to see.

Also see, Florida Record Expungement Frequently Asked Questions.

Qualifying for a Florida Record Expungement

Florida law requires that you meet certain criteria in order to have a record expunged or sealed. See, Florida Expungement Qualifications.

Starting Your Florida Record Expungement

All you need to do to start the process is submit the information in the form below.

You’ll Receive an Informative Email

The email will answer most of your questions including how much a record expungement or sealing costs. If you still have questions I can discuss them over the phone with you (or by email if you are outside the United States).

Statewide Representation

I have represented people in just about every county of Florida. Each County has its unique quirks and procedures regarding the expungement process.

Benefits of an Expunged Record

The benefits of a criminal arrest record expunged or sealed.


After Your Criminal Record Is Expunged

To take full advantage of the law’s protections, you still have a few things to do after your record has been sealed or expunged.


Other Options

There are other options available that you can use to address the problems with your criminal record.

You Can Correct Your Record

You may just need to correct your criminal record. Wrong information posted or missing information has devastating effects.

Juvenile Expungements

Juvenile arrest on your child’s criminal history? Will it affect his or her journey to adulthood, college, employment? Find out if a juvenile record expungement is something you should consider.

Administrative Expungements

Arrested by mistake? Sometimes people get arrested because their name is similar to someone else’s. Understand how a mistaken arrest can be administratively expunged.


For More Information Emailed to You

Want to see if you qualify to have your Florida Record Expunged? Fill out and submit the form below – or text your “name and email address” to 407-434-1858. We will email you some information about our representation and some questions for us to see if you qualify.

You will not be placed on a mailing list and we share your information with NO ONE. For more information, see our privacy policy.

Additional Information Regarding Arrest Records

Check out our blog posts. Most concern expungements and sealings. Some of the topics we have posted about include teaching with a record, level 1 and level 2 background checks, the history of the law, and more. You can search for specific keywords in the search function at the top of the page.

⚖ Legal References

Lawyer stuff. Florida statutes, administrative code, and case law regarding the expunging and sealing of criminal records.