desoto county record expungements

DeSoto County: Arcadia

Removing the Past
for a Better Tomorrow.

A person arrested in DeSoto County, Florida, must petition the court within the county for a criminal arrest record expungement or sealing. We have represented people seeking record expungements and sealing in Arcadia and all of DeSoto County since 2002.

⚖ Arcadia Record Expungement Attorney

When we represent you for your record expungement or sealing, we do the following:

  • Prepare all documentation
  • Obtain all necessary records to expunge record
  • Submit necessary application and documents
  • Answer all questions from FDLE (if any)
  • Prepare the petition, affidavits, and orders to expunge record
  • Serve all necessary parties
  • File the petition and necessary documentation to expunge record
  • Answer all objections from SAO (if any)
  • Represent you in court

All you have to do is:

  • Notarize three documents, and
  • obtain your fingerprints.

Benefits of an Expunged or Sealed Record in Arcadia County are Numerous

A criminal arrest record expungement or sealing destroys/removes official government records referring to your arrest from the public record. The public will no longer have access to your arrest information from online government sources, such as the Clerk of Court or Law Enforcement Agencies.

Additionally, private companies that sell public information will purge this information from their databases once they realize it is no longer a public record. This can be facilitated through notification or simply the passing of time.

You will have the legal ability to deny the arrest occurred. There are a few exceptions to this but this ability is one of the most powerful. Backing this up with a certified letter from the Clerk of Court indicating that no record exists is all that you should need.

Learn more specific information about ⚖ Florida Record Expungement.

DeSoto County Government Offices

Government offices in DeSoto County, Florida, that maintain arrest record data and would be required to seal or destroy their records upon the granting of an expungement.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
115 East Oak St, Rm 101
Arcadia, FL 34266
State Attorney’s Office
115 East Oak St, 3rd Floor
Arcadia, FL 34266

DeSoto County Local Law Enforcement Agencies

DeSoto County Law Enforcement Agencies that keep arrest record information. All Sheriff’s Offices maintain arrest data from all county arrests including their own. All of these agencies would be required to destroy or make confidential arrest records that have been expunged or sealed.

DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office
208 E Cypress St
Arcadia, FL 34266
Arcadia Police Dept
17 N Polk Ave
Arcadia, FL 34266

Parking at the DeSoto County Courthouse

Should there ever be a need to attend your expungement hearing, parking is not a problem. Parking is free and plentiful. There is a designated parking lot for the Courthouse and plenty of parking along the streets.

DeSoto County Courthouse
Parking is in a dedicated parking lot to the east and street parking.
DeSoto County Court Variables
  • Legal Fee: $739
  • Court Cost/Filing Fee: $75 (estimate)
  • Time to Complete: Currently 7-10 months.
  • Hearings: Common.
  • Hearing Fee: $425

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