If you or someone you care about in Saint Lucie has ever been arrested it may have come to light that the criminal arrest record arising from the incident can cause you many headaches. This can include seeking employment, housing, or State licenses. Whether your charges were dropped or you received a withhold of adjudication and were not convicted, the criminal record may still be causing you problems.
If you qualify under the guidelines set out by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (if the arrest did not result in a conviction), sealing your criminal arrest record is a great way to open up doors that may have previously been shut. It's also a great way to put an unfortunate incident behind you and generally improve your life. If the Judge currently assigned to your case in the county where the incident originated can be persuaded to grant a petition to seal your criminal record, that criminal charge will no longer be available to the general public.
Also, if you successfully seal your Florida Criminal Record under Florida Statute §943.059(4)(a) you may lawfully deny or fail to acknowledge the arrest covered by the sealed record, except when the subject of the record:
Brian H. Mallonee is a board certified criminal trial specialist. He regularly helps good folks seal a criminal felony, juvenile or misdemeanor arrest record if they were originally arrested in St. Lucie (Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie), Indian River (Vero Beach, Sebastian), or Martin (Stuart, Jensen Beach, Palm City) County, Florida. To determine if you qualify, and to talk to a criminal attorney about sealing your record, don't hesitate to call us for a free evaluation at (772) 464-1991.
Brian Mallonee is a Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving St Lucie, Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee Counties