Expungement and Record Sealing


No one wants a an arrest or shoplifting charge to show up when a potential employer performs a basic background check. But in the state of Florida, even if the charges against you were dropped by the State Attorney’s Office, they will still show on your criminal history. There is a solution, however, for qualifying individuals. Broward County’s Salazar Law Firm handles the sealing and expungement of criminal records. Once your criminal history is sealed or expunged, most potential employers will never be able to find out that you were ever arrested.

Expungement vs. Sealing in Florida

When your criminal record is sealed, the general public will not be made aware of its existence when inquiring into your history. Certain government agencies, like police and military, will have access to the contents of your sealed record. When your criminal record is expunged, these same government institutions will be made aware of it, but cannot view its contents. As is the case with sealed records, expunged criminal histories aren’t accessible by the general public.

Qualifications for Record Sealing and Expungement

In order to qualify for sealing or expungement, you must not have had any prior criminal offenses sealed or expunged. Furthermore, by law, not all types of crimes are allowed to be sealed or expunged. Attorney Michael Salazar represents individuals who are attempting to seal or expunge their criminal histories in Broward, Palm Beach, and Dade counties. He has successfully enabled many clients to finally put a bad episode of their lives behind them. Once your record is sealed or expunged, except when answering to certain government entities, you are under no obligation to disclose that you were arrested for the relevant charges. Schedule an appointment with criminal defense attorney Michael Salazar to discuss your options.

Whether you were charged with a crime that you didn’t commit or you pled to a lesser charge to escape harsher penalties, any criminal history can be a bar to employment or educational opportunities. The Salazar Law Firm can help you get a fresh start by sealing or expunging you criminal history.

To schedule a consultation with criminal defense attorney Michael Salazar in his Fort Lauderdale office, call (954) 278-8314 today.

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