Sealing Records for Arrests, Court Proceedings & Investigations
There are many people who are good and hardworking people throughout Florida and beyond who have some record that might affect their lives going forward. Expungement is a legal process where the public cannot have access to the record and any entity of the government would need a court order to view it. With more than 20 years of experience in criminal defense, Karl Trucks can provide you with legal guidance and representation to help you obtain an expungement or sealing of records. Since the process of seeking expungement can sometimes be complex or convoluted, we can help guide you through the legal process.
Benefits of Obtaining an Expungement
There are many advantages that come with an expungement, including:
- Helping you find housing easier
- Making obtaining a job easier
- Having an easier time obtaining a loan
- Being able to deny an arrest occurred in many situations
- There is no more public record according to the state’s law
What Should I do to Obtain an Expungement?
There are some key steps that should be fulfilled in order to ensure your record is sealed. First, you should secure a Certificate of Eligibility by filling out paperwork, being fingerprinted, and then submitting any court records related to the arrest and how the case concluded. You will likely have to pay some sort of fee to have a prosecutor help with the filing. Our Panama City criminal defense attorney can represent you throughout every step of the process and advocate on your behalf. We know that an expungement can improve your quality of life and are ready to help you.