lake county record expungements

Lake County: Tavares Expungements

Removing the Past
for a Better Tomorrow.

If you have been arrested in Tavares of have a criminal record in Lake 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.

⚖ Tavares Record Expungement Lawyer

I have represented people seeking record expungements and sealings in Tavares and all of Lake County since 2002. The process is the same as anywhere else and the court is efficient when it comes to processing these motions. This is good and helps speed up the entire process. Find out if your Lake 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 Lake County

Florida law provides many benefits for people who have their arrest record expunged or sealed. 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.

Lake County Government Offices

lake county courthouse
Clerk of Court, Lake County Courthouse

Government offices in Lake 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
550 West Main St
Tavares, FL 32778
Office of the State Attorney
550 West Main St
Tavares, FL 32778

The relatively new and modernized courthouse in Tavares boasts a very large free parking garage directly to the east of the courthouse. You may have to drive up a few levels on very busy days but there is always available parking.

Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Lake County

Lake 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.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office
360 West Ruby St
Tavares, FL 32778
Tavares Police Dept
201 E Main St
Tavares, FL 32778
Clermont Police Department
865 W Montrose St
Clermont, FL 34711
Mt. Dora Police Dept
1300 N Donnelly St
Mt Dora, FL 32757
Eustis Police Department
51 E Norton Ave
Eustis, Florida 32726
Fruitland Park Police Dept
506 W Berckman St
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Groveland Police Dept
408 W Orange St
Groveland, FL 34736
Lady Lake Police Dept
423 Fennell Blvd
Lady Lake, FL 32159
Leesburg Police Dept
115 E Magnolia St
Leesburg, FL 34748
Mascotte Police Dept
529 E Myers Blvd
Mascotte, FL 34753
Umatilla Police Dept
251 N Central Ave
Umatilla, FL 32784

If a Hearing is Required

If a hearing is required, I encourage you to attend if you are within driving distance. If you are further away I may be able to appear without you at the hearing and get this done. Regardless of your situation, I will contact you and discuss your options.

Parking at the Lake County Courthouse

Lake County Court Parking Garage
Lake County Courthouse parking is a free public garage.

Lake County provides a large free public parking garage for all visitors to the Courthouse in Tavares, Florida.

Directions to the Lake County Courthouse

Lake County Court Variables
  • Records Request needs SASE
  • Legal Fee: See our Legal Fees and Costs page
  • Hearings: Rare
  • In-Person Hearing Fee: $400.00
  • Time to Complete: Currently 6-9 months.
  • Originals must be filed with the Court

For More Expungement Information

Please submit your information below. We will email you about our record expungement and sealing representation. You can also go to our ⚖ Florida Expungement webpage for more details.

We will not harass you with calls, emails, or texts.
We will not place you on a mailing list.
We will not share your information with anyone.

We will add you to our contacts so we know who you are when we communicate in the future. For more information, see our privacy policy.

List of our other ⚖ Expungement Locations.