Have you served time for an offense and are having trouble moving on with your life? A history of criminal charges can make it difficult to find employment and housing, build relationships, and is often an obstacle to achieving your goals. Individuals with a criminal history often have trouble finding permanent work, a place to live, loans, or receiving financial assistance. One of the only ways to move past a criminal history and live a peaceful life is to have your criminal record sealed with an order of nondisclosure.
An order of nondisclosure in Orlando seals your record and prevents criminal charges from appearing in background checks or other searches performed by employers and other agencies. If you are having difficulties because of a history of criminal charges, an attorney can help you through the criminal process. In Central Florida, The Umansky Law Firm is a trusted source of legal representation and will fight for you.
There are seven categories of nondisclosure including. The seven categories include:
Each category of nondisclosure has its own requirements that you must meet to qualify. Many people are confused by automatic orders of nondisclosure. Automatic nondisclosure does not mean that a disclosure automatically happens. You must still present evidence to prove that you qualify for the nondisclosure. If a nondisclosure is not automatic, it typically has a waiting period of 1-5 years before it goes into effect.
Just because you qualify for an order of nondisclosure does not mean it is guaranteed. To obtain an order of nondisclosure you must petition for it. It is in your best interest to obtain a trusted attorney before you petition for an order of nondisclosure.
Petitioning means that you must convince the judge that it is in the best interest of everyone for you to obtain the nondisclosure. Many judges hold a serious stance on nondisclosures and do not make the process easy. If you are not granted an order of disclosure, you will likely have to wait for a period before you can apply to petition again.
It is important to understand that, if you are granted an order of nondisclosure, there are still certain parties who can see and disclose your records. This includes local, state, and federal law enforcement.
The best way to have your order of nondisclosure approved is to hire a trusted attorney who will guide you through the process. The attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm will help you prepare your petition and ensure you have the best chance at a future free of your criminal history.
Don’t let your life be defined by a single mistake. The attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm believe that everyone deserves a second chance, including you. We have more than 100 years of combined experience defending clients against criminal charges. We are former prosecutors who bring unique insight to each and every case we pursue.
Don’t hesitate to get your life back together with the help of a criminal defense attorney in Central Florida. Call or contact us online to set up your free consultation. We are available 24/7 to discuss your case.
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