Expungement vs Sealing Criminal Records

TRANSCRIPT: Here at Ali & Blanker we believe that everyone deserves a second chance. A lot of times we have clients that get arrested. They are arrested for a crime and they have lived a stellar life up to then and they have never done anything wrong. Then they get arrested for a mistake. How the case is handled will determine how we can get a record cleaned up. You have to get the case handled properly so someone can walk away with no conviction or a dismal of the case. If we can get those things that we are looking to do with our client is to get the record cleaned whether it be by sealing the record or getting it expunged. Those are our options. Sealing a record is essentially making the public records no longer public. Things like background checks and people searching the internet are going to be less likely able to find those things that have been sealed. An Expungement, under the Florida Law, an expungement means that thing actually never existed. Its been destroyed. In most of our cases we are looking to get a persons record expunged. We want them to move on with their life and not be able to look back at this little blemish on their record. Making sure that you have a quality law firm and experienced law firm working on your case makes all the difference. Its make all of the difference in your future. How you move on with the rest of your life. If we get the case resolved in which you do not have a criminal record, in which we are able to either seal or expunge your record, moving forward you are able to do the things that you wanted to do. I often times get people that want to go into the military, that want to get professional licenses. I cant tell you the amount of college students that I've represented that have big hopes and dreams. You want a law firm with the experience to get you the best possible results. You may have made a mistake but we can get you a new lease on life. We want your future to be filled with all of the hopes and dreams that you may have. we want you to move on and succeed. Here at Ali & Blankner we are going to do everything within our power to make that happen.