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The Do-It-Yourself Florida Record Expungement Book I have been sealing and expunging Florida criminal records for over twenty years. I have always tried to provide a good service at a reasonable price. I know that what I do is not…

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The Application to Expunge and the Prosecutor

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This will be the first in a series of blogs to address the key player’s roles in the Florida expungement process. This post will address the role of the reviewing prosecutor when he/she receives a Florida Department of Law Enforcement…

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How to Get Your Free Florida Record Expungement

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You have a record for an arrest from a few years back. It keeps popping up on your background checks and it is preventing you from getting the job you want or the apartment you like. You want it expunged….

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Expungements: No Prior Adjudication Exception

adjudication exception

It is accepted that the Florida Law of sealing or expunging a criminal record requires that the person seeking such relief has never been convicted of committing a crime. In legal terms this means you can never have been adjudicated guilty…

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Domestic Violence Arrests Need to Be Expunged

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Domestic Violence arrests are up. They have been rising for about 20 years. Not because man has decided to batter his wife more – because the legal definition has been expanded. Two siblings that get in a fight (say age…

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Arrested? Adjudication Withheld

arrested? make sure you resolve your case correctly

Resolving an Arrested the Right Way Arrests for offenses such as petit theft (shoplifting), driving while license suspended, trespassing, public urination, and many other minor offenses occur daily. They may seem innocuous and you may not take them seriously, but…

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Can You Teach With A Record

teaching in florida with a criminal record

Many people who contact me about an expungement are concerned about their ability to be a teacher in the public school system of Florida. In this post I try to explain what the Florida law states regarding the employment of…

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Level 1 and 2 Background Check

level 1 and level 2 background screenings

The Level 1 and Level 2 background screenings (or background check) done in Florida are very confusing when it comes to having a record sealed or expunged. Is there a benefit? The answer is yes. Expunging or sealing a record…

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Record Expungement and Sealing: Certified Copies

People who are not citizens, are looking to become lawyers, enter the medical field, or become teachers need to make sure you obtain certified copies of your court file before your record is ordered expunged or sealed. Obtain Certified Copies…

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Criminal Case Resolutions

It is very important to ask for the withhold of adjudication on the Lesser Included Offense [LIO]. This is especially true if this is the first criminal offense for your client.

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