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Assault & Battery
Community Control Violations
Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly Intoxication
Domestic Violence
Drug Crimes & Drug Trafficking
Drunk Driving
DUI & BUI
Expungment
Forgery & Counterfeiting
Juvenile Crimes
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Probation Violations
Resisting without Violence
Sex Crimes
Stalking
Theft Crimes
Traffic Offenses
Weapons Offenses
White Collar Crime
Worthless Check Offenses

Expungment

Florida expungement laws can be more difficult to understand than one might expect. A Florida criminal defense attorney can help clients with getting court records sealed or expunged, depending on the situation. Expungement of records is typically done following the end of a given sentence. It is up to the defendant to check back with the court and make sure that the records have been expunged in accordance with the court order.

 

Florida Expungement Laws

There are two instances when a criminal defense attorney can help with expungement of criminal records. First, they can help with the initial request for expungement. The request to have records expunged is done at the time of sentencing, and is typically for first time offenders or juvenile offenders. Second, they can assist the defendant with verifying that criminal records have been expunged following the completion of a sentence.

 

Getting Criminal Records Sealed in Florida

It is also possible for a Florida criminal defense lawyer to help clients have old criminal records sealed. This is sometimes deemed necessary when an individual has an old court case that is still on the books that is causing problems in their current life. Having a criminal record can negatively impact an individual in a number of ways. In these modern times, access to court record databases is unobstructed and easily accessible to employers, landlords, banks, credit companies, and even neighbors.

 

An employer that runs a criminal background check before calling interviewees may never get to hear your side of the story. In addition, it is becoming more commonplace for little league organizations, housing associations, and even kids' scouting groups to verify criminal history through these types of databases beforehand. You may never even know why you were denied group membership or a job.

 

Not all criminal offenses are eligible for expungement or for records to be sealed. Each person has to be evaluated individually. The state of Florida has strict laws regarding eligibility for sealed records of old criminal convictions. A Florida criminal defense attorney will first review the eligibility rules with you. If you are eligible, the attorney will then request a Certificate of Eligibility for Expungement from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

 

Once the certificate is approved and received, your Florida criminal defense lawyer will file a Petition to Expunge or Seal with the state. This is done through the local court system. If the court requires hearings pertaining to the expungement or sealing of your criminal records, then your criminal defense attorney will be prepared to represent you.

 

If you or a family member has criminal records in the state of Florida that need to be sealed or expunged, then call T. Andrew Marks. He can discuss the case over the phone or schedule a free consultation to answer any questions you may have. T. Andrew Marks handles criminal defense cases in the Pensacola area, including Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Navarre, and all of Escambia County, Santa Rosa County and Okaloosa County.

 
 
   

Assault & Battery

Community Control Violations

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Intoxication

Domestic Violence

Drug Crimes & Drug Trafficking

Drunk Driving

DUI & BUI

Expungment

Forgery & Counterfeiting

Juvenile Crimes

License Revocation

Probation Violations

Resisting without Violence

Sex Crimes

Stalking

Theft Crimes

Traffic Offenses

Weapons Offenses

White Collar Crime

Worthless Check Offenses

 

WHY T. ANDREW MARKS?

Andrew has represented thousands of criminal defense clients, which include over 100 jury trials to verdict. Andrew vigorously defends his clients' legal rights through aggressive representation. Plus, he will personally return your call!
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ABOUT T. ANDREW MARKS

Andrew Marks is Florida criminal defense attorney. Based in Pensacola, he represents adult and juvenile clients charged with misdemeanors & felonies in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties in Florida.
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T. Andrew Marks represents clients who have been arrested in Florida for Assault & Battery, BUI, DUI, Forgery, Kidnapping, Restraining Orders, Lewd or Lascivious Conduct, Robbery & Theft, Sexual Battery, Weapons & Firearms, Worthless Checks, Burglary, Domestic Violence, DOMV Injunctions, Drugs, Driving Under the Influence, False Domestic Charges, Felony Sentencing, Forgery & Counterfeiting, Resisting With Violence, Resisting Without Violence, Stalking, Traffic Offenses, White Collar Crime, Disorderly Conduct, Drunk Driving, Expungement, Juvenile Crimes, Probation Violation, Sex Crimes, serving all clients throughout Florida, including Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, Okaloosa County, Walton County, Holmes County, Pensacola, Perdido, Cantonment, Jay, Beulah, Milton, Pace, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach, Eglin AFB, Pensacola NAS, Destin, Crestview, Niceville, Valparaiso, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach.