someone is arrested or charged with a crime in Lake County for committing an offense
such as a second degree misdemeanor or all the way up to a life felony, a
record available to the public will be made and maintained by the Clerk, State
Attorney’s Office and local law enforcement. This is true even if you are not
booked into jail. For those that are affected by a criminal record it can be
one of the most exhausting things to deal with. Having a record that prevents
you from getting a job in your chosen field can be devastating. Lake County
criminal defense lawyer Kelly Johnson understand how people can be prevented
from getting the job they want, promotion or apartment because of a priorpetit theft or battery committed years
earlier. If adjudication of guilt was withheld these problems can be fixed by
talking to Lake County Record Sealing Attorney Kelly Johnson.
adjudication has been withheld most cases in Florida can be sealed. Sealing the
record hides it from public view. This can help you with job applications and
obtaining an apartment. If you have adjudication withheld for offenses listed
in 907.041, F.S. you are not eligible to have your record sealed. These are
typically violent felonies, sex crimes, arson, aircraft piracy and terrorism
charges. The most common offenses that causes problems with record sealing are
domestic violence and stalking charges. Stalking and Domestic violence are also
about the only misdemeanors that adjudication can be withheld and still not
allow your record to be sealed.
ELIGIBLE TO HAVE YOUR LAKE COUNTY RECORD SEALED?
Lake County record sealing attorney Kelly Johnson will
evaluate your case to verify your eligibility to have your record sealed. Under
Florida Statute 943.059 an individual is allowed to have their record sealed if
adjudication has been withheld on the crime they wish to seal and have no prior
adjudications of guilt. They must also have never had a prior seal or
expungement in Florida or any other State and their crime cannot be one
prohibited by 943.059.
What Has to
be done to get my Lake County record sealed?
Because there are several steps that must be taken in the
process, we recommend hiring an experienced Seminole County record sealing
lawyer to help you through the process. The steps to obtaining a record sealing
1.Complete the application accurately
and sign it in front of a notary public.
2.Obtain and include a certified
disposition for the case you want sealed.
3.Get fingerprinted on an FBI fingerprint
card or the card included in the seal packet by an accredited law enforcement agency.
All information must be filled out on the form correctly.
4.Include a $75 money order with the
packet to Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
all the application information has been submitted to the FDLE we wait. Then
sometimes we wait some more. The slowest part of the process is waiting on the
certificate of eligibility. FDLE is usually backed up around 6 months. Eventually
FDLE will send us a certificate of eligibility notifying the Court that you are
eligible to have your record sealed. Our Tavares record sealing attorneys can
then file a petition for seal with the division your case was in. Upon the
Court granting our petition the court will order all agencies involved in your
arrest or case process to seal your record. After waiting 10 years after your
record has been sealed we can navigate a similar process to have your record
is important to follow all of the procedures correctly. A sealed record is very
often the difference between being hired for a job or having your resume pushed
aside. Clermont record sealing lawyer Kelly Johnson is available to help at 352-735-4342.
Attorney Kelly C. Johnson 1900 North Donnelly Street Mount Dora, Florida 32757 PHONE (352)-735-4342 CELL (407)-883-6853 FAX (407)-732-4834