Hillsborough County Record Expungements

Hillsborough County: Tampa Expungements

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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.

State Attorney's Office and Traffic Court Building
Office of the State Attorney.

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.

Hillsborough County
Sheriff’s Office
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
Maritime Security
1101 Channelside Dr
Tampa, FL 33602
Temple Terrace Police Dept
11250 N 56th St
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Univ of South Florida
Police Dept
4202 E Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620

Hillsborough County Courthouse Location

Click on the map to get directions.

Parking Near Hillsborough County Courthouse

Picture of parking lot in Tampa
A paid parking lot just south of the 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.

Hillsborough County Court Variables
  • Legal Fee: See our Legal Fees and Costs page
  • Court Costs determined upon filing.
  • Time to Complete: Currently 6-9 months.
  • Hearings Rare
  • In-Person Hearing Fee: $400.00
  • Clerk will destroy court file immediately upon granting of an expungement

For More Information About Our Representation

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