Seal or Expunge a Florida Criminal Record - Need Another Reason?

If you are eligible to seal or expunge your criminal record - don't delay.

Contact a local attorney in Tampa who can sit down with you today to complete all of the paperwork to seal or expunge your criminal record today.

We help clients seal or expunge a criminal record throughout the greater Tampa Bay area including Hillsborough County, Polk County, Hernando County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, or Manatee County, FL.


What is the difference between seal or expunge?

  • Expunge (sometimes called Expunction or Expungement) - You may be able to expunge your record if the charges were dropped by the prosecutor or dismissed by the court.
  • Seal - You many be able to seal if the court withheld adjudication after you entered a plea of guilty or no contest. After your record has been sealed for 10 years, you might become eligible to expunge that record.
At the Sammis Law Firm, we can help you seal or expunge your criminal record. While you are in our office we can help you fill out the paperwork, show you where to sign, and send everything off the same day to begin the process. At the end of the process we schedule the final hearing before the judge who will sign the order to seal or expunge the record.

Many people hire us after attempting to seal or expunge their record on their own. After months of waiting, they find out that one small mistake requires them to start the process over again from the beginning.

If it is important to you to seal or expunge your record quickly, contact an attorney for a free consultation to find out the benefits of hiring a local attorney to help you through the process today.

Need another reason to seal or expunge a criminal record in Florida?

Before March of 2009, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office website published arrest and booking information, including booking photos (mugshots), names, address, and other personal details about the individual arrested for only the past five (5) years.

Now that has changed. Beginning in March of 2009, the arrest records maintained on the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office website now go back to January 1, 1995. Anyone with an internet connection can now search these records, and even see a mug shot, from the comfort of their computer.

Other Florida law enforcement agencies in Orange County, Polk County, Pasco County, Hernando County, Pinellas County, Manatee County, Lake County, and Sarasota County are also improving the availability of criminal arrest records. Even more embarassing details of a criminal case can be found on the clerk of court websites for each county in Florida.

Even more alarming, private companies now have the ability to download this information into massive databases that can publish the information even after the seal or expunge has taken the information out of the local, state and national government databases. As this technology becomes more common place your chances as erasing this information becomes even more difficult.

If you are eligible to seal or expunge your Florida criminal record, act quickly.
Click here for more information about filing a petition to - seal or expunge a Florida arrest record.

Also, read more about sealing or expunging in Pasco County, FL, or the surrounding areas throughout Tampa and Hillsborough County, FL.

This article was last updated on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Topic: Seal and Expunge Hillsborough County Arrest, Seal and Expunge Florida Criminal Record, Sealing or Expunging Criminal Record, Expungement.

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