martin county record expungements

Martin County: Stuart Expungements

Removing the Past
for a Better Tomorrow.

If you have been arrested in Stuart or have a criminal record in Martin County, Florida, 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.

⚖ Stuart Record Expungement Attorney

I have personally represented people seeking record expungements and sealing in Stuart and Hobe Sound and all of Martin County since 2002. Hearings are pretty common here but, of late, they have been allowing the order to be signed in chambers if the State Attorney does not object. That saves us from appearing in court.

Find out if your Martin County arrest record qualifies to be sealed or expunged.

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.

The Benefits of Having your Martin County Record Expunged or Sealed

Florida law provides you with many benefits once you have your 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.

Martin County Courthouse
Martin County Courthouse and Clerk of Court

Martin County Government Offices

Government offices in Martin County, Florida, that maintain arrest record data.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
100 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994
State Attorney’s Office
100 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994

Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Martin County

Martin County Law Enforcement Agencies that keep arrest record information. All Sheriff’s Offices maintain arrest data from all county arrests including their own.

Martin County Sheriff’s Office
800 SE Monterey Rd
Stuart, FL 34994
Sewall’s Pt Police Dept
1 S Sewall’s Point Rd
Sewall’s Point, FL 34996
Stuart Police Dept
830 MLK Blvd
Stuart, FL 34994

If a Hearing is Required

If a hearing is required I encourage you to appear if you are within driving distance of the courthouse. If you cannot make it, I can always appear without you and things typically work out just fine. Regardless, I will discuss all your options with you before the hearing date.

Parking at the Martin County Courthouse

Parking space is limited, however there is plenty of street parking for free in the surrounding neighborhoods, as well as cafes and restaurants.

stuart florida street parking
Street parking outside the Courthouse.

Location of the Martin County Courthouse

Martin County Court Variables
  • Legal Fee: See our Legal Fees and Costs page
  • Court Cost/Filing Fee: $75 (estimate)
  • Time to Complete: Currently 6-8 months.
  • Hearings: Common.
  • In-Person Hearing Fee: $475

For More Information About Our Representation

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.

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