Inaccurate information on your criminal history can cause you:
- to lose your job or
- be denied an apartment or
- cause considerable embarrassment.
Correcting criminal records is quick and cost effective.
Fixing Your Inaccurate Criminal Record
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains records of all arrests that occur within Florida. A mistake on your criminal history, such as:
- Inaccurate charges,
- someone else’s information, or
- Absence of the disposition
can cause harm to you in many ways.
Inaccurate Criminal Records
A criminal history is a record starting with your arrest all the way through to the final disposition (how the case was resolved). Very often the information reported is wrong or incomplete.
Omissions Within Criminal Histories
The complete record is necessary for anyone who is looking at your background. A criminal history that shows an arrest for what is perceived as a serious offense may fail to show that the official charges were significantly less or that the case was ultimately dropped.
Your Criminal Record Starts With the Arrest
Your record starts with the charges you were arrested for. Even if the final charges were significantly less, your criminal history will begin with what the police arrested you for. If this is your situation, you should consider having this record expunged or sealed.
Correcting Criminal Records
When you find a mistake within the records of Florida Department of Law Enforcement you should move quickly to fix the situation. The longer it sits there the more time the inaccurate information is available to the public.
Correcting the criminal record in conjunction with an expungement or sealing is often the best way to go. Accurate records must be the cornerstone of this process.
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