Monroe County: Key West Expungements

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Removing the Past
for a Better Tomorrow.

If you have been arrested in the Florida Keys of have a criminal record in Monroe 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.

⚖ Florida Keys Record Expungement Attorney

I have personally represented people seeking record expungements and sealing in Key West, Marathon, and Key Largo and all of Monroe County since 2002. Doing these in Monroe County is more unusual than most of the state. However, I have figured out the nuances and these typically go smoothly.

Find out if your Monroe 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 a Monroe County Expunged or Sealed Record

Florida law provides you with many benefits once you expunge or seal your criminal record. 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.

Monroe County Government Offices

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

Clerk of the Circuit Court
500 Whitehead St, Ste 101
Key West, FL 33040
State Attorney’s Office
530 Whitehead St, Ste 201
Key West, FL 33040

Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Monroe County

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

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
5525 College Rd
Key West, FL 33040
Key Colony Bch Police Dept
600 W Ocean Dr
Key Colony Beach, FL 33051
Key West Police Dept
1604 Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, FL 33040
U.S. D.O.D. Police Dept
Naval Air Station
Key West, FL 33041

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 usually appear without you and things typically work out just fine. Regardless, I will discuss all your options well before the hearing date.

Parking at the Monroe County Courthouses

Each courthouse is a bit different. Parking should be looked into before heading out. I have not seen metered parking accept in Key West, where all parking requires money. Plantation Key parking is free.

Location of the Monroe County Courthouses

There are actually three courthouses (or annexes) where court takes place. Make sure you know which one you are going to if you need to be there.

Monroe County Court Variables
  • Legal Fee: See our Legal Fees and Costs page
  • Court Cost: $75 (estimate)
  • Time to Complete: Currently 7-10 months.
  • Hearings: Rare
  • Hearing Fee: $750.00
  • Must electronically file directly to the ASA handling case

For More Information About Our Representation

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