Removing the Past
for a Better Tomorrow.
If you have been arrested in Punta Gorda or have an arrest record in Charlotte County, Florida, you must petition the court within the county for a criminal arrest record expungement or sealing. This is the first and most important step to removing that black mark from your past.
I have personally represented people seeking record expungements and sealings in Punta Gorda and all of Charlotte County since 2002. Find out if you qualify to have your arrest record expunged or sealed.
Charlotte County typically requires a hearing unless the State stipulates to the expungement. With the advent of remote hearings we can facilitate hearings much more easily.
⚖ Punta Gorda Record Expungement Attorney
When I represent you for your record expungement or sealing, I will try to make it as easy for you as possible. I will 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.
The cost for this service comprises the legal fee, the costs to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and to the Clerk of Court. You can find a breakdown of all the expungement fees and costs on my website.
There are Numerous Benefits for Expunging or Sealing your Arrest Record in Charlotte County
Florida law provides many benefits for sealed or expunged arrest records. 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.
Charlotte County Government Offices
Government offices in Charlotte 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|
350 East Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
|Office of the State Attorney|
350 E Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
The courthouse is located away from congestion and has plenty of free parking in the courthouse parking lot and nearby streets.
Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Charlotte County
Charlotte 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.
|Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office|
7474 Utilities Rd
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
|Punta Gorda Police Dept|
1410 S Tamiami Trl
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
If a Hearing is Required
If a hearing is required, I encourage you to attend. If it is a remote hearing, I will inform you of the log-in credentials. If it is in-person, try to be there if you are within driving distance of the courthouse. If you are further away, I can appear without you and that is usually okay. Regardless, I will discuss your options before the date of the hearing.
Parking at Charlotte County Courthouse
When an expungement hearing is required, parking is not an issue. The courthouse has a dedicated free public parking lot and surrounding streets have parking as well.
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