Protect Your Future With Expungement And Record Sealing

One mistake should not cost you your future. Depending on the nature of your situation, you may be eligible to have your criminal record expunged or sealed.

With nearly 30 years of legal experience, The Law Firm of Gil Colón, Jr., has a comprehensive understanding of Florida's expungement laws. We will fight to protect your reputation and clear your record.

How Are Record Sealing And Expungement Different?

Some people use the terms record sealing and expungement interchangeably, but the two mean different things. Record sealing means the arrest record is no longer available to the public. Certain government agencies, however, may still be able to access the sealed record.

An expungement essentially removes the arrest from your record. The only way that law enforcement may be able to view the criminal record is with a court order. This allows you to move forward with a clean slate both professionally and personally.

Understanding Expungement Eligibility

The specific rules surrounding expungement are complex. It is important to consult with an attorney who will review your case to determine whether expungement is an option.

Typically, an individual can only have a single record expunged or sealed. Additionally, certain crimes, including sex crimes, drug trafficking and most violent crimes, cannot be expunged.

Every expungement case is different, which means that every individual needs to speak with a skilled lawyer who will thoughtfully analyze your situation. We will take the time to learn about your case to determine whether you may qualify for an expunction or having your records sealed. If you are eligible, we will work with you to file the necessary documentation and help you move forward in a positive direction from a criminal record.

We have worked extensively with individuals throughout the expungement process. We are prepared to put our proven approach to work for you.

Learn About Your Expungement Eligibility During A Free Consultation

While our primary office is located two blocks from the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow, we have additional offices in Lakeland and Haines City for your convenience. We are equipped to guide individuals throughout Polk County through the expungement process.

Schedule a no-cost initial meeting with attorney Colón at 863-410-0039 or by completing our contact form.