Many citizens living in Florida have, at one point, had a run-in with the law. From traffic violations to misdemeanors, past convictions on your record could be a tough sell to future employers or other agencies. Legal expungement is the act of wiping or sealing away these past convictions. We here at Figueroa Law Firm have helped past clients with this very issue before.
Once submitted, the expungement typically can take up to 90 days or more to process, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Then you can focus your attention on moving forward with your career and life, including continuing your education or securing a loan. Being able to apply for financial aid can benefit anyone going back to college.
Once your record is expunged, background checks now come up clean, which is crucial in situations where a job requires it. Additionally, professional licenses often require background checks in order to let you apply. Adopting and fostering children is another option that opens up once you obtain a clean record, since the majority of adoption agencies request to view your legal record before placing a child in a home. Mistakes that you have made as a young adult can be erased, so that you can build a better life in the future.
How to Get Started
No matter your past, making the first step in dealing with your legal record is often the most overwhelming. However, if you feel the initiative to learn more about expungement and how it works, more information about this topic is available on our webpage.