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Fort Lauderdale Sealing & Expungement Lawyer

Experienced Expungement Lawyers

Having a brush with the criminal justice system-even a minor one-can affect you for life. Even something as simple as being arrested on a charge that is later dismissed can follow you forever. It can prevent you from obtaining certain jobs, getting loans and credit or being admitted into educational programs. You will have a criminal history, even if you know you are not a criminal. A national crime check can be accessed by many companies these days, so your criminal record is no private matter, which is why it can be such a barrier to you. However, there are ways you can get your criminal record made far less accessible to future employers or college admissions officers. At the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, law firm of Leader, Leader & Zucker, PLLC our attorneys are committed to helping people move on with their lives after an encounter with the law. We undertake sealing and expungement, processes that can either eliminate or hide your criminal record. Our attorneys have years of experience with the local legal system and understand how to structure petitions for sealing and expungement. Contact us to learn if you are eligible. What’s the difference between expungement and sealing? Sealing a criminal record means that no member of the public, such as a potential employer, will have access to it. However, government agencies, such as law enforcement, will still be able to see what is in your history. Expunging a criminal record means that it is eliminated from public view. Even government agencies can only learn that there was a record, but that it has been deleted. They would have to obtain a court order to review the record.



Records related to certain criminal offenses are not eligible for expungement or sealing in Florida. Some of these are:

  • Arson
  • Aggravated assault & aggravated battery
  • Aggravated battery
  • Explosive use
  • Child abuse and elder abuse
  • Aircraft piracy
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Sexual battery
  • Robbery
  • Carjacking
  • Lewd, lascivious behavior with a child under 16
  • Sexual activity with a child under 12 years of age
  • Sexual activity with a child less than 18 years of age after solicitation by a family member or guardian
  • House breaking
  • Stalking
  • Some domestic violence acts
  • Home invasion
  • Conspiracy
  • Trafficking

If you have questions about your eligibility for sealing and expungement, contact our experienced lawyers at Leader, Leader & Zucker, PLLC. Learn how we can help you put the past behind you. Call Leader, Leader & Zucker, PLLC, at 954-523-2020

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