polk county record expungements

Polk County: Bartow

Removing the Past
for a Better Tomorrow.

If you have been arrested in Bartow or Winter Haven, or have a criminal record in Polk 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.

⚖ Bartow Record Expungement Attorney

I have personally represented people seeking record expungements and sealing in Bartow, Auburndale, Lake Wales, and all of Polk County since 2002. Find out if your Polk 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 Polk County

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.

Polk County Government Offices

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

Clerk of the Circuit Court
255 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
State Attorney’s Office
255 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830

Polk County Local Law Enforcement Agencies

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

Polk County Sheriff’s Office
1891 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Auburndale Police Dept
2 Bobby Green Plaza
Auburndale, FL 33823
Bartow Police Dept
450 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Davenport Police Dept
P.O. Box 125
Davenport, FL 33836
Eagle Lake Police Dept
75 N 7th St
Eagle Lake, FL 33839
Haines City Police Dept
35400 Hwy 27
Haines City, FL 33844
Lake Alfred Police Dept
190 N Seminole Ave
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
Lake Hamilton Police Dept
100 Smith Ave
Lake Hamilton, FL 33851
Lake Wales Police Dept
133 E Tillman Ave
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Lakeland Police Dept
219 N Massachusetts Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
Winter Haven Police Dept
125 N Lake Silver Dr, NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Parking at the County Courthouse

There is a lot of parking and it is free. You may have to walk a bit to get from your car to the entrance.

Polk County Courthouse Location

Polk County Court Variables
  • Legal Fee: See our Legal Fees and Costs page
  • Filing Fee: $45.00
  • Time to Complete: Currently 7-10 months.
  • Hearings: Rare
  • In-Person Hearing Fee: $450.00

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.

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We will not place you on a mailing list.
We will not share your information with anyone.

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