sarasota county record expungements

Sarasota County: Sarasota Venice

Removing the Past
for a Better Tomorrow.

If you have been arrested in Sarasota of have a criminal record in Sarasota 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.

⚖ Sarasota and Venice Record Expungement Attorney

I have personally represented people seeking record expungements and sealings in Sarasota and Venice and all of Sarasota County since 2002. Just south of Tampa Bay, Sarasota County Courts rarely require a hearing so long as all your T’s are crossed and I’s are dotted.

Find out if your Sarasota 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 Sarasota 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.

Sarasota County Government Offices

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

Clerk of the Circuit Court
2000 Main St.
Sarasota, FL 34237
Office of the State Attorney
2071 Ringling Blvd., Ste 400
Sarasota, FL 34237

Local Law Enforcement Agencies in Sarasota County

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

Sarasota County
Sheriff’s Office
PO Box 4115
Sarasota, FL 34230
New College of Fla
Police Dept
5800 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL 34243
Longboat Key Police Dept
5460 Gulf of Mexico Dr
Longboat Key, FL 34228
North Port Police Dept
4980 City Hall Blvd
North Port, FL 34286
Sarasota Police Dept
2050 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34237
Venice Police Dept
1350 Ridgewood Ave
Venice, FL 34292
Sarasota-Manatee Airport
Authority Police Dept
6000 Airport Cir
Sarasota, FL 34243

Parking at the Courthouse

Parking is available on the street and in parking garages. Be prepared to pay and walk.

Sarasota County Courthouse Location

Sarasota County Court Variables
  • Legal Fee: See our Legal Fees and Costs page
  • Court Cost/Filing Fee: $75 (estimate)
  • Time to Complete: Currently 7-10 months
  • $45.00 Filing Fee
  • Hearing: Rare
  • In-Person Hearing Fee: $500.00

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 share your information with anyone.

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