Seal and Expungement

legal_americaIf you ever been arrested or have had a criminal charge, even if it is dropped, can have negative impact your life. It can have an effect on job, getting a job, your ability to get loans and even military service. Having helped many people clear their records, The attorneys at The Law Office of Eric Reisinger, P.A., are ready to help you move in to the next phase of your life by putting past criminal charges behind you. Juvenile, misdemeanor and felony charges can be sealed or expunged. In many cases only one charge can be sealed or expunged but in certain circumstances multiple charges may be cleared.

The process is easy with the assistance of the The Law Office of Eric Reisinger, P.A.. We will provide you with the documents you need to begin the process and gather the records and documents necessary to clear you record. Often, are we can clear your record and keep you out of court. How do you know if you are eligible? Here some reasons you won’t be able to clear your record:

  • You are currently on probation or incarcerated
  • You have been adjudicated guilty of a crime in the past
  • You have previously had a charge sealed or expunged

What is the difference between sealing and expunging a record?
Expunging your record replaces the crime you were charged with and the result within your criminal history report with phrasing that indicates the record has been expunged. Sealing keeps that information available to those doing federal background checks or in the instance a person applies to be in the medical professions, law, teaching, or law enforcement, or in the event that any new crime is committed.

How do I decide whether to seal or expunge my record?
It boils down to how your case ended. If your case ended with any kind of sentence that required you to go on probation, pay a fine or serve jail time, you likely won’t be able to expunge your record. If your case was dismissed, dropped, abandoned, or if you completed a diversion or intervention program that resulted in the charges being dismissed, dropped or abandoned, you may be eligible to expunge your record. You will also be able to expunge your record if you have previously sealed your record and 10 years has elapsed since you sealed your record

Contact us today for a free consolation so that we can put your past behind you and help you move your life forward.