Reasons for Record Expungement
A poor decision in a moment of weakness, or hindered by the rationale of an immature juvenile mind, may greatly impact a person’s future. If a “not guilty” or “no contest plea” were entered, one might want to look into having their record expunged. Misdemeanors can be sealed, along with a number of felonies. Something as simple as sealing your record could prove to help your future tremendously. Consider the following consequences of having criminal records made available to the public:
- Many landlords do a background check. If a criminal background is found, they may choose not to rent to that person.
- Finding jobs is tough as it is, especially in the current economy. A background check is almost always a part of the application process. A person with a criminal record may be faced with limited job opportunities , along with the possibility of earning lower wages.
- People with criminal records could be looked upon as higher risk by insurance companies and may be faced with paying higher premiums.
- A person’s choice of schools may be limited, along with their means to pay for them. Scholarships, grants, and financial aid may be difficult to obtain.
- Professional occupations could become limited. Many jobs that need a license or certification such as: nursing, daycare teacher, insurance agents, and others could be affected by having a record.
Contacting an Expungement Attorney in Florida
So what do you now? Contact one of the lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm today. We have years of experience handling expungements in Orlando, Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, and other cities around the state, in all areas of misdemeanors and felonies. Don’t let one mistake stop you from enjoying any part of your life and your goals. Call our Orlando attorneys.