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When the stakes are high, you better believe that experience matters. If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Florida, it is critically important to find a criminal defense attorney who is experienced, aggressive, and knowledgeable to protect your rights.
We understand that being involved in a criminal defense case can be a scary scenario for those individuals involved. Understanding the court procedures and terminology can make the process easier for you. Below is a compiled list of common questions and answers about criminal defense law cases.
EXPUNCTION If your charges were dropped by the State or dismissed by the Court, you have never been adjudicated guilty of a criminal offense and you have no pending cases you may be eligible to expunge your record. This does not happen automatically, your attorney must file a motion. If the motion is granted the files on your case will be destroyed. If adjudication was withheld on your case, you have never been adjudicated guilty of a criminal offense and you have no pending cases you may be eligible to seal your case. As with expunction, you must file a motion to make this happen. If your case is sealed the public will not have access to your file.