putnam county record expungements

Putnam County: Palatka

Removing the Past
for a Better Tomorrow.

If you have been arrested in Palatka or have a criminal record in Putnam 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.

⚖ Palatka Record Expungement Attorney

I have personally represented people seeking record expungements and sealings in Palatka and all of Putnam County since 2002. Find out if your Putnam 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 Putnam 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.

Putnam County Government Offices

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

Clerk of the Circuit Court
P.O. Box 758
Palatka, FL 32178-0758
Office of the State Attorney
410 St Johns Ave
Palatka, FL 32177

Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Putnam County

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

Putnam County Sheriff’s Office
130 Orie Griffin Blvd
Palatka, FL 32177
Crescent City Police Dept
115 N Summit St
Crescent City, FL 32112
Palatka Police Dept
110 N 11th St
Palatka, FL 32177
Putnam County School
Police Department
200 South 7th St
Palatka, FL 32177
Welaka Police Dept
400 4th Ave
PO Box 1098
Welaka, FL 32193

Parking Around the Courthouse

There seems to be plenty of parking. There is a dedicated parking lot and street parking. Some of the street parking is metered.

Location of the Courthouse

Putnam County Court Variables
  • Legal Fee: See our Legal Fees and Costs page
  • Filing fee determined upon filing
  • Time to Complete: Currently 7-10 months.
  • Hearings: Common
  • In-Person Hearing Fee: $425.00

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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