Gainesville Expungement Lawyer
Helping Clear Criminal Records in Alachua County
Getting a job can be challenging, especially if your record needs to be cleaned. A criminal record, even one that shows only arrests and no convictions, can cost you career opportunities. It is important to understand that there may be opportunities for clearing your record, depending on your situation.
At Barbarette & Quirk, our Gainesville criminal defense attorneys can help you explore your options. We have more than four decades of experience and the resources to handle various cases. We can help walk you through your options and provide you with legal counsel when you need it. We make ourselves available to clients around the clock to best serve their needs.
Call Barbarette & Quirk today at (352) 356-4999 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our expungement attorney in Gainesville!
Who is Eligible for Expungement in Florida?
Not all criminal records are eligible for expungement in Florida. To be eligible for expungement in Florida, an individual must meet certain criteria, which includes:
- The individual must not have been convicted of the offense in question. This means that the case must have been dismissed, the charges were dropped, or the individual was found not guilty.
- The offense in question must not be one of the ineligible offenses under Florida law. Ineligible offenses include but are not limited to, sexual offenses, homicide, and certain drug offenses.
- The individual must not have any prior convictions except for minor traffic violations.
- The individual must have completed all terms of their sentence, including probation, and paid all fines and restitution.
- The individual must not have any pending criminal charges.
- The individual must not have previously had their record sealed or expunged.
It's important to note that even if an individual meets these criteria, expungement is not guaranteed. The court will consider the specific circumstances of each case and may deny a petition for expungement if they determine it is not in the interests of justice to grant it.