Removing the Past
for a Better Tomorrow.
If you have been arrested in Ocala or have a criminal record in Marion 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.
⚖ Ocala Record Expungement Attorney
I have personally represented people seeking record expungements and sealings in Ocala and all of Marion County since 2002. The Court used to require a hearing for every expungement petition filed. Recently, over the last several years, that has changed. Some cases require hearings and others are ordered in chambers without the need to appear in court.
Find out if your Marion 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 Marion County
Florida law provides people many benefits after they have their criminal 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.
Marion County Government Offices
Government offices in Marion County, Florida, that maintain arrest record data.
|Clerk of the Circuit Court|
110 NW 1st Ave
Ocala, FL 34475
|Office of the State Attorney|
110 NW 1 Ave, Ste 5000
Ocala, FL 34475
Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Marion County
Marion County Law Enforcement Agencies that keep arrest record information. All Sheriff’s Offices maintain arrest data from all county arrests including their own.
|Marion County Sheriff’s Office|
692 NW 30th Ave
Ocala, FL 34475
|Belleview Police Dept|
5350 SE 110th St
Belleview, FL 34420
|Dunnellon Police Dept|
12014 S Williams St
Dunnellon, FL 34432
|Ocala Police Dept|
402 S Pine Ave
Ocala, FL 34471
Parking at Marion County Courthouse
Parking is free and plentiful. Most is located on the backside of the courthouse. Street parking is also available.
The courthouse in Ocala has plenty of free parking. Historical buildings are also nearby.
Location Of Marion County Courthouse
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