Jacksonville Lawyer for Record Sealing & Expungement
A criminal record can cast a long and persistent shadow that can impede your personal growth and professional progression. It can obstruct your access to employment opportunities, housing, and even educational resources. The stigma attached to a criminal record can also strain personal relationships and lead to social isolation. However, relief is available in Florida through two legal processes: record sealing and expungement.
The process of record sealing or expungement can be complicated and daunting. The McCormick Law, can provide you with the competent legal advice and representation you require in these situations.
Our firm has extensive experience navigating the complex terrain of Florida’s criminal justice system, and Attorney McCormick takes pride in helping individuals move forward from past mistakes. We can guide you through the record sealing or expungement process, ensuring that all legal requirements are met, and advocate for your second chance.
We serve clients in Jacksonville and the counties of Nassau, St. Johns, Clay, and Baker.
Book a free initial consultation with our Jacksonville attorney for record sealing and expungement to discuss your options. Contact McCormick Law at (904) 353-0436.
The first conversation that I had with him gave me peace as a Mother knowing that my son would have the right attorney in his corner. He always responded to messages and his confidence and experience were exemplary.- Rhonda H.
Thanks for your excellent service and professionalism. In a short period of time, you helped us to understand and succeed in our situation. I recommend 100%.- Ingrid S.
I gave Mr. McCormick a call and met the next day about my case. Not only did he do a great job on my case, but he and his office worked quickly and did the groundwork to get all charges dropped.- Mike H.
Words can't even describe how awesome Russell B. McCormick is! He is simply amazing. He truly listens and cares, whatever your situation may be. My case was dropped and I'm just so thankful for what he's done for us.- Shawna L.
Russell is a very professional, super confident, and easygoing lawyer. I am grateful for the hard work and energy. Extremely impressed and exceeded all expectations. His diligence provided a miracle for my son.- Timaca H.
Mr. McCormick and his staff were on top of things from the very beginning. He kept me updated as the case progressed. Always returned my phone calls and answered all of my questions. He went above and beyond anything we expected.- Janine K.
Russell is absolutely amazing. He is very thorough in his research. He conducts himself in a very professional manner. He has so much knowledge. We will be keeping him on retainer.- Jerry B.
Russell McMormick’s firm has been amazing. We reached out to his law firm for help and were given clear instructions on how to move forward. We followed those instructions and my son was given early termination. We are so grateful!- Angel E.
Eligibility for Record Sealing & Expungement
Eligibility for record sealing in Florida is generally determined by the nature of your offense, your criminal history, and whether a judgment was entered against you. You may not be eligible for record sealing if you were found guilty, pled guilty, or pled no contest. Certain offenses, such as sexual misconduct, arson, and aggravated assault, may not be sealed.
Expungement eligibility is slightly more complex. You may be eligible for expungement in Florida if your record was sealed for at least 10 years, you were arrested but not convicted, or your charges were dismissed before trial. You cannot have been found guilty of any criminal offense, pled guilty, or no contest to any crime.
Under Florida, specific crimes cannot be sealed or expunged; these offenses disqualify you if a plea or verdict was made to the charge. As mentioned above, these offenses include those involving sex crimes, as well as drug trafficking and violent crimes, like arson, aggravated assault or battery, manslaughter, homicide, and more.
Attorney McCormick can review your situation to determine your eligibility and prepare and oversee your case where appropriate. Call (904) 353-0436 today to get started.