Benefits of an Expungement
If you currently have an arrest record, there are many reasons why you should look into expungment or sealing. The benefits of expungement and sealing are very worthwhile. When you have your record sealed or expunged, you will:
Be able to obtain employment, housing, and educational opportunities.
Most people who have committed a criminal offense want to move forward with their lives. This can be very difficult to do when you have a negative mark on your criminal record. Your criminal record is accessible to the public. This means that future landlords, educational facilities, and employers will have access to your criminal history. If you have an arrest on your criminal record, you can be denied future opportunities.
Be able to obtain state licenses.
You may need to obtain a state license for professional purposes. Before the state of Florida will issue a license, a background check will be conducted. If you have an arrest record, your request for a state license can be denied.
Be able to obtain bank and student loans.
When you have a criminal history, banks and the federal government can deny you student and bank loans.
Leave the distant past behind.
Often times, juveniles partake in reckless actions during their youth. A juvenile can negligently commit a “delinquent” offense without realizing the impact it will have on his/her future. Even though the offense was committed when the person was below the legal age, it will remain on his/her criminal record. As an adult, the person may be denied opportunities based upon his/her arrest record. This is why many adults decide to expunge or seal their juvenile criminal record.
Move forward with your life.
After a person has expunged or sealed his/her arrest record, he/she often feels relieved. People who have their records expunged can move forward with their lives without having to worry about suffering consequences from past mistakes.
Sarasota Expungement Attorneys
At the Law Offices of Finebloom & Haenel, we understand the difficulties and limitations people face once they have a criminal history. Our attorneys also know how beneficial it can be to have your criminal record expunged. If you are considering expunging your criminal record, you should speak with one of our experienced Florida expungement attorneys. During your initial consultation, we can review your criminal record to see if you qualify for expungement. Our knowledgeable legal team will then advise you of the expungement process and help you with the necessary paperwork. At the Law Offices of Finebloom & Haenel, we want to help you move forward with your life without restrictions.