If you have been convicted of a crime, one of the most debilitating long-term effects to your future opportunities can be your criminal record. Having a black mark on your record can negatively affect your ability to get a steady job, pursue higher education or even obtain a loan to purchase a home.

The good news is that there may be a legal path available to you: to seek the sealing of your criminal records to the public. Because a criminal record can have such far-ranging impacts, it may be to your benefit to work with an expungement attorney and expunge your records. By clearing your criminal past, you can continue working toward a brighter future.

What Is An Expungement?

An expungement can be defined as a process whereby a criminal offense is legally removed from your record. When your records are expunged, you can legally deny that you were convicted. Through an expungement, your record will no longer be visible to prospective employers, schools or banks. Only certain law enforcement and governmental agencies would have access to your record on a need-to-know basis. The expungement process in Florida is relatively straightforward, but you should seek assistance from an experienced lawyer.

We Want To Help You Retake Control

At Dunham & Ingram, LLC, we understand your desire to protect and defend your good name. Past mistakes need not tarnish your reputation years after the fact. Through diligent legal guidance, our Ocala attorneys can work with you to pursue expungement. Contact us for a free consultation about your situation. Call us today at 352-433-1107 to talk about your case and how we can help you. We also can be contacted via our email form.