How To Erase a Florida Criminal Record?

Erase Jacksonville Arrest

Get rid of that FL criminal record. Call (904) 564-2525 to talk to a lawyer.

Do you have a criminal record in St. Johns County FL?  Were you arrested for Florida petty theft in Clay County?  Do you have a Jacksonville drug charge in Duval County?  Were you charged with Florida fighting or affray in Nassau County FL?  If so, there is a record of your arrest.  Even if you were given a notice to appear, there is a record.  Even if you were charged as a Jacksonville juvenile crime, there is a record. You may be considering sealing or expunging your Florida record.

In some cases, you do not know that you have a criminal record in Florida.  Many people have received Florida traffic tickets.  Many people receive Jacksonville traffic tickets and do not think about it any further.  A traffic ticket can be a crime that will show up on a background check.  For example, Jacksonville driving on a suspended license is a crime if it is charged “with knowledge.”  That means that you knew your driver’s license was suspended or were given proper notice.  Jacksonville reckless driving is also a crime.  It is a misdemeanor.  With reckless driving cases, you will often be issued a ticket or notice to appear instead of being arrested.  It will still show up for a background check and could lead to a criminal conviction.  A Jacksonville hit and run charge is referred to as leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.  This is a crime.

As a Jacksonville criminal lawyer, I have helped people that did not even know that they had warrants out for their arrest.  A warrant may be issued for your arrest for writing a back check.  This is a Jacksonville worthless check charge.  It can be a felony or misdemeanor crime, depending on the amount of the check.  You may not even know that you gave a bad check.  If you missed a court date in Green Cove Springs, the Clay County judge will issue a capias.  This is similar to a warrant.  It is a bench warrant.  The same is true if you fail to set a court date on a criminal traffic ticket in Duval County.  In most cases, your Jacksonville criminal defense attorney may appear for you.  Call (904) 564-2525 to talk to a lawyer in Jacksonville about this.

It is a good idea to run a background check on yourself before looking for a job.  This will allow you to see your criminal record before a potential employer does.  You may be able to seal or expunge your Florida criminal record.  In most cases, the determining factor is whether or not you were convicted.   If the conviction was withheld, you may be able to seal your Florida record.  Visit “Can I Seal My Florida Record” for more information about erasing your criminal charge with a record seal.  If your charges were dropped or you completed a diversion program, you may be able to expunge your Florida criminal record.  Visit “Can I Expunge My Florida Record” to see if you are able to expunge your criminal charge.

Call (904) 564-2525 to talk to a Jacksonville lawyer at 20 Miles Law about your case.  If you would like to clear a Florida criminal record, you should not hesitate.  It will take months for your Jacksonville criminal attorney to complete.  The sooner you start, the better.  If you wait until you are looking for a job, your record will not be sealed or expunged on time.


About Cynthia, 20 Miles Law

Cynthia Veintemillas

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Cynthia Veintemillas is an experienced Florida attorney. She began her legal career at the public defender’s office in Jacksonville, Florida. Her primary practice fields include criminal defense, litigation, and family law. She has also represented many people facing foreclosure in Duval County, Clay County, and St. Johns County, Florida.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Florida, 2006
  • South Carolina, 2007
  • Middle District of Florida, 2009

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Florida Bar 
Member Since: 2006
  • South Carolina 
Member Since: 2007
  • Jacksonville Bar 
Member Since: 2008
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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