How Do I Get A Criminal Charge Off My Record in Florida?

Jacksonville Florida Criminal Record

Surprise! You Have a Criminal Record.

Many people do not even know that they have a criminal record.  Have your been given a Jacksonville traffic ticket?  If you were given a Florida ticket for Jacksonville driving on a suspended license when you knew your driver’s license was suspended, this will be on your record.  Reckless driving is a misdemeanor in Florida.  If you went to court for a Jacksonville reckless driving ticket, this is will show up on a background check.  If a warrant or capias was issued for your arrest for writing a bad check, you have a criminal record.  Even if you were not arrested for the Jacksonville worthless check charge, this crime is still on your record.  In some Jacksonville petty theft cases, the defendant is issued a notice to appear, which is a ticket.  A Florida petit theft charge is a misdemeanor that appears on a background check.  It does not matter if you were arrested for the Jacksonville theft crime or given a citation for it.

As a Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer, I recommend that you conduct a background check on yourself before looking for a job.  It is important to know what is on your record before a potential employer finds a crime in your past.  If you have been arrested, you may be able to seal or expunge your Florida criminal record.  If you pleaded no contest or guilty to a criminal charge, you were either convicted of the crime or adjudication was withheld.   If you were given a withhold and not a conviction, you may be able to seal your Florida record.  Visit “Can I Seal My Florida Record” for more information about clearing your criminal charge.  If your charges were dropped or the state attorney’s office did not prosecute you, you may be able to expunge your Florida criminal record.  Visit “Can I Expunge My Florida Record” to see if you are eligible for a record expunction.

You can clear your record in every county in Florida, including Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, and Clay County.  If you want to clear your arrest record, you must be eligible for a record seal or expunction.  In order seal or expunge your Florida criminal record, you cannot have any criminal convictions.  You cannot seal a Jacksonville possession of marijuana charge in 2012 if you have been convicted of driving under the influence in Jacksonville in 2004.  Your adjudication of guilt on the Jacksonville DUI charge will stop you from sealing or expunging the Florida drug charge eight years later.  If you want to expunge a Jacksonville domestic battery charge from 2006, you cannot have a conviction for Florida Aggravated Assault in 2010.  There are certain crimes that cannot be sealed in Florida, so call a Jacksonville law office for help.

At 20 Miles Law, a lawyer in Jacksonville may be able to help you erase a Florida criminal record.  If you want to seal or expunge a criminal case, call a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney.  You can talk to a criminal lawyer in Jacksonville by calling (904) 564-2525 or by email by clicking on Contact Us.  The sooner you start working on fixing your background, the sooner your record will be cleared.

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