Removing the Past
for a Better Tomorrow.
If you have been arrested in Naples or have an arrest record in Collier 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 Naples and all of Collier County since 2002. Find out if your Collier County arrest record qualifies to be sealed or expunged.
Collier County seems to always require a hearing. This is simply a local rule that we must follow. Before the advent of remote hearings (via ZOOM, MS Teams, etc.) I enjoyed the travel there for hearings. As long as everything is in order the prosectors tended to not object.
The furthest southwestern Florida County, it has some unique quirks such as the requirement to pay the $42 court costs by check immediately after the hearing. Now in the age of remote hearings, this has been relaxed or I make sure to pay it in advance of the judge being presented with it to sign.
⚖ Naples Record Expungement Lawyer
When I represent you for your record expungement or sealing, I will try and 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.
You Receive Many Benefits for Expunging or Sealing Your Record in Collier County
Florida law provides people with many benefits when they expunge or seal their arrest record. 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.
Collier County Government Offices
Government offices in Collier 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|
3315 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 102
Naples, Florida 34112-5324
|Office of the State Attorney|
3315 Tamiami Trail E # 602
Naples, FL 34112
Plan to get there early to get a parking spot. Parking is free, however many county agencies are located there and have designated spots. Additionally, the lot is used by visitors of all the agencies, not just the courthouse.
Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Collier County
Collier 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.
|Collier County Sheriff’s Office|
3301 Tamiami Trail East, Bldg J
Naples, FL 34112
355 Riverside Cir
Naples, FL 34102
If a Hearing is Required
Like I said, Collier County Courts require a hearing. Whether remote or in-person, I encourage you to attend. If remote I will forward you the log-on credentials. If in-person and you are within “driving distance” you should try to be there. Regardless, I will discuss all your options long before the hearing date.
Collier County Courthouse Location
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