Removing the Past
for a Better Tomorrow.
If you have been arrested in Orlando or have a criminal record in Orange 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.
⚖ Orlando Record Expungement Attorney
I have personally represented people seeking record expungements and sealings in Orlando and all of Orange County since 2002. Find out if your Orange 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 Orange County Expunged or Sealed Record
Florida law provides you with many benefits once your arrest record has been 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.
Orange County Courthouse as seen from I-4. However, Things are changing fast and it will soon be obscured from view from this direction.
Orange County Government Offices
Government offices in Orange 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|
425 N. Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
|Office of the State Attorney|
415 N. Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Orange County
Orange 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.
Orlando Police Department in Downtown Orlando.
|Orange County Sheriff’s Office|
2500 W Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
|Apopka Police Dept|
112 E 6th St
Apopka, FL 32703
|Florida Highway Patrol, Troop D|
133 S Semoran Blvd A
Orlando, FL 32807
|Maitland Police Dept|
1837 Fennell St
Maitland, FL 32751
|Orlando Police Dept|
P.O. Box 913
Orlando, FL 32802
|Ocoee Police Dept|
646 Ocoee Commerce Pky
Ocoee, FL 34761
|UCF Police Dept|
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Bldg # 49
Orlando, FL 32816
|Winter Garden Police Dept|
251 West Plant St
Winter Garden, FL 34787
|Winter Park Police Dept|
500 North Virginia Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
If a Hearing is Required
If a hearing is required, I encourage you to appear if you are within driving distance of the courthouse. Otherwise I can typically handle these by appearing without you. Regardless, I will discuss all your options with you long before the hearing date.
Parking Near the Courthouse
If there is a need for an expungement hearing in Orange County, parking is an issue that must be considered. Directly north of the courthouse is a dedicated public paid parking garage. Along the neighboring streets are metered parking (2-hour limit). Additionally, there are some nearby residential streets with free 2-hour enforced parking.
Location of Orange County Courthouse
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