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.
If you need a lawyer who can get it done, Russell McCormick is your guy. Easy to talk to and if he said he was going to do it, it was done. Daily updates even after hours. He exceeded all expectations.- Nina M.
They were on top of things from the beginning. He kept us updated as the case moved along. He was always there and answered all of my questions. He went above and beyond anything we expected.- Josh B.
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 hired Russell to defend me against a DUI charge. He came through and got the charge reduced to something more favorable. I thank him for helping me get my life back to normal. Definitely recommend him.- Carlos H.
Russell is by far the best defense attorney in Jax. He did an amazing job with my case. Has the respect of the state's attorneys and the judges as well, which if you know how the law works is important for your defense.- Eric G.
Mr. McCormick did an outstanding job representing my son, he’s always professional and response in a timely manner. Not only him, but Ms. Dorothy as well!- Victoria C.
I cannot say thank you enough to Mr. McCormick and his team. Everyone was amazingly nice and professional and I always got a response in a timely manner. He was worth every penny so I didn’t have to face the court alone.- Amber H.
Russell McCormick did a phenomenal job handling my case. He was always readily available, promptly addressing all my concerns. His dedication and responsiveness throughout the process were truly impressive.- Jillian B.
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.