by | last updated on January 18, 2016
Even an arrest or acquittal appears on your criminal history in Florida – but a record expungement can clear it. Attorney Robert Malove can help if a criminal record is preventing you from getting a job, moving to a new apartment or attending college.

Don’t let a background check ruin future opportunities.

Call Attorney Robert Malove to learn how he can help you seal or expunge your record – (888) 744-8225.

Sealing or Expunging a Record Can Be a Lengthy Process – Get Started Now!

It can take months just to get the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to issue a Certificate of Eligibility for criminal record expungement. After obtaining the Certificate, it can take several more months to seal or expunge the record.

Even if you don’t think you’ll be making any life changes that would involve a background check, don’t be caught on short notice that someone will look into your criminal record. Consider getting your record sealed or expunged as soon as you have settled your criminal case.

Who needs their criminal records expunged? Anyone with a future!
Are you…

  • considering attending college or any post-secondary education?
  • looking to move to a new home?
  • seeking a personal loan?
  • thinking about switching jobs?
  • trying to adopt a child?

All of these events — and — many more may require a background check that will reveal your criminal history.  No matter how long ago, once a crime is recorded, it is public record unless it’s sealed or expunged.  Many crimes are eligible for sealing or expunction, which keeps the record off of most background checks.  While not all crimes are eligible (particularly serious crimes like murder and child abuse), attorney Robert Malove can review your situation and will explain your options.

We All Make Mistakes – Don’t Let a Criminal History Ruin Your Future

Florida’s expungement system exists to allow those with certain criminal charges to remove the record and get a second chance to improve their future.  Successfully sealing your criminal record means most employers no longer will see the incident on your background check.  If you are eligible to seal or expunge a criminal history record, you can remove just about all evidence that it ever existed .

Except under certain circumstances, sealing and expunging your record allows you to deny or fail to acknowledge the arrest under oath without running the risk of facing a perjury charge.  By the time a potential employer asks you to explain any criminal history or requires you submit to a background check, if you haven’t already sealed or expunged your record, it’s too late. The job market is extremely competitive – if an employer has two equally qualified applicants, but one has a criminal record and the other does not, which one do you think will get the job?

Don’t be caught off guard when an application asks for your criminal history or requires a background check. To find out if you are eligible to have your Florida record cleared via expungement or sealing, contact attorney Robert Malove today to discuss your case.