Removing the Past
for a Better Tomorrow.
If you have been arrested in Tampa of have an arrest record in Hillsborough 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.
Attorney Eric J. Dirga has over 25 years experience with Florida expungements. Today he focuses his practice primarily on criminal arrest record expunging and sealing. He is dedicated to helping people get a second chance.
⚖ Tampa Record Expungement Attorney
Hillsborough County judges often require a hearing. However, most petitions are granted unless there is something wrong with the filing or the state has solid grounds to object. The Clerk of Court immediately destroys the court file if the record is expunged so it is very important to obtain your court records before the petition is granted (we obtain these records for all our clients).
I have personally represented people seeking record expungements and sealing in Tampa and Plant City and all of Hillsborough County since 2002. Find out if your Hillsborough County arrest record qualifies to be sealed or expunged.
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.
The Benefits of an Expunged or Sealed Record in Hillsborough County
Florida law provides many benefits to people who have their arrest record sealed or expunged. 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.
Hillsborough County Government Offices
Government offices in Hillsborough 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 Court|
P. O. Box 1110
Tampa, FL 33601
|State Attorney’s Office|
419 N. Pierce St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Hillsborough County
Hillsborough 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.
PO Box 3371
Tampa, FL 33601
|Plant City Police Dept|
611 S Collins St
Plant City, FL 33566
|Tampa Police Dept|
411 N Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602
|Tampa Port Authority|
1101 Channelside Dr
Tampa, FL 33602
|Temple Terrace Police Dept|
11250 N 56th St
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
|Univ of South Florida|
4202 E Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620
Hillsborough County Courthouse Location
Click on the map to get directions.
Parking Near Hillsborough County Courthouse
Parking close to the courthouse can be challenging. There are paid-to-park lots, metered parking, and several parking garages. Get there early and bring plenty of change and cash. Most venders, including the metered parking, take credit cards also.
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