Having a criminal record impacts your life in many ways. Many people with criminal records face hardships not faced by the general public due to their past, and these hardships are often very difficult for the individual to deal with on their own. Luckily, there are legal steps that can be taken to lessen these problems, including the sealing and expunging of records.
One way we can remove your criminal charge from the public is to have those records sealed. When your record is sealed, it is no longer available to the public. This means that when you apply for a job at a private business, they will not be able to see the sealed record. Having your records sealed can greatly affect your ability to get a job. However, if you plan on applying for a job with the federal government, sealing your records will not be enough. The government can still see any sealed records, and this can impact your employment opportunities.
If you are planning to work for the federal government, expunging your records is the best way to go. When records are expunged, the State of Florida will keep a single copy, and that copy is only accessible with a court order. Any government agencies with access to your sealed records will only be able to see that the record has been expunged. They cannot see what is in the record though, which can greatly increase your odds of employment.
Sealing or expunging records can greatly impact your career opportunities after a criminal conviction. BJE Law, P.A. can walk through your criminal history and figure out the best course of action for you to take, and get you the help you need to handle your criminal history.
Don’t let your past hold you back. Call BJE Law, P.A., and let us get your records taken care of. We have a team of experienced attorneys that have the knowledge and skill to get your records taken care of as soon as possible. Call us today!