Two Ways to Clean up Your Criminal Record

Do you have a criminal record from your past that you wish would go away? If your youthful tangles with the law are still haunting you, there may be a way to bury your record once and for all.

Importance of a Clean Record

Even if your arrest record was in the distant past, it will still come up in a background check. Without your knowing it, a criminal record can have a big impact on your life. It may prevent you from securing a rental agreement, a mortgage or a better job.


How do I Know if I am Eligible to Seal my Criminal Record?

The good news is that with a quick call to Attorney Ben Stechschulte at 813-280-1244 you will know if you are eligible to have your record sealed or expunged. The analysis is free and only takes a few minutes. You could also fill out the Record Expungement Assessment below and we will get back to you with the results. If you are ready to finally clear your record, help can start today.

Can People Really See My Record?

In the age of Google, criminal records are widely available. The reality is that anyone willing to pay for a background check is likely to uncover your past. There are even private companies that survive solely to gather arrest records and post them on the Web. Once your record is distributed on the Web, it is tedious to completely erase it.

Is There a Difference Between Expungement and Sealing?

Whether your record is sealed or expunged, you no longer need to acknowledge your arrest and it will not be revealed in a background check.

However, there is a key difference. If eligible, expungement offers the strongest protection as it assures that your records are destroyed. With a sealed record, the files are not accessible through normal channels, but they still exist and could be revealed under certain circumstances.

Do I Have to Get a Lawyer Involved?

While it is possible to file all the required paperwork yourself, there are pitfalls in doing so. Filing the wrong document can bring frustrating delays.

Worse yet, the wrong filing may result in less background check protection than you deserve. An experienced attorney will guide you through the process in the least amount of time and assure the strictest protection possible.

Hassle-Free Florida Records Expungement

Do you have a criminal record in the state of Florida eligible for expungement? Even when you know the importance of a clean record, it is easy to put off doing something about it.

Good News…It Just Got Easier

The experienced attorneys at Stechschulte Nell have helped thousands of clients clear their record without the inconvenience of travel or court appearances.  Everything is handled remotely, so not even an office visit is required. Just provide the necessary information via phone and we will do the rest.