Criminal records, including minor arrests, can get in the way of your future. You need to act quickly in order to get it off your record so that your future employment is not at risk. Be aware right now that having your case dismissed or completing a diversion program is not the same as having your case expunged. A dropped or a dismissed case can still appear on your criminal record for future employers to see. You need to take the next step after this to pursue an expunged record. Your first step should be to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney in West Palm Beach. The complex process ahead of you is not something you should tackle on your own.
The steps in this process include:
- Receive approval from the State Attorney on your application for a certificate of eligibility.
- Submit your application to the Department of Law Enforcement in Florida.
- A background check will be performed and your criminal record is investigated.
- You will submit your fingerprints to prove your identity.
- A court hearing will take place that your attorney can attend on your behalf (not always required).
- A court order will be acquired in order to complete the expungement.
- The arrest will be taken out of public view once the court ordered is filed and completed.
The process can vary depending on the details of your unique record. To ensure that your expungement is handled quickly and accurately, seek help from the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard Tendler. With more than 15 years of experience and a proven track record of expungements, you need our team by your side.