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Can I have my criminal record erased? P.2

In our first post on the expungement process, we began by pointing out both the significant impact a criminal record can have on an offender's life, particularly in obtaining housing and employment, and that there are limitations as to what criminal records may be expunged or sealed. The difference, which we forgot to mention, is that sealing one's record prevents the public from accessing it (though not certain government agencies), while expunging a record prevents even government agencies from having access to a record without a court order.

Can I have my criminal record erased?

When an individual faces criminal charges, one of the main concerns of a criminal defense attorney is to see to it that prosecutors are doing their job correctly and that the defendant's rights are protected. Minimizing the consequences of criminal charges is the basic goal of any criminal defense. One of the important consequences of criminal charges, of course, is that it will go on the defendant's criminal record.

Work with experienced attorney on issues involving police investigation

The integrity of police investigations is an important issue to explore in any criminal defense case. For the most part, prosecutors are dependent on law enforcement for the raw material they use to build their criminal cases. A mistake in the way a criminal investigation is conducted can have an enormous impact on a criminal case.

High rate of fraud in Florida an unfortunate reality

Fraud is ubiquitous in the United States, and law enforcement officials at both the federal and state level have their work cut out for them in trying to stop it. It is fairly well known, though, that the state of Florida is a hot spot for fraud activity of all kinds. And, although the exact reasons for the high incidence of fraud in Florida are unknown, recent statistics make it abundantly clear that fraud us alive and well here.

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