Clearing Juvenile Records
A juvenile criminal record has the potential to negatively impact your child's future. It can cost your son or daughter financial aid, admittance to certain schools, certain job opportunities and even a professional license. In some cases, a juvenile record can affect your child's adult criminal record. Since one youthful indiscretion should not ruin your child's future, pursuing record sealing or expungement can be vital.
My name is Anthony G. Ryan. Since 2001, I have concentrated my career on adult and juvenile criminal defense. A large portion of my practice is dedicated to representing minors, helping to give them a second chance. Whether or not I handled your child's defense, I am prepared to seek record sealing or expungement on your son or daughter's behalf.
How Can I Clear My Child's Record?
Juvenile records are supposed to be automatically hidden from public view. However, contrary to popular belief, these records are not automatically destroyed once the affected individual turns 18 or 21. A juvenile arrest or a finding of delinquency can haunt your son or daughter's record well into adulthood. To give your child a fresh start, I can help you petition for:
- Record sealing - This means the public does not have access to the record
- Expungement - This involves the actual removal of the record
Florida statutes do not allow all juvenile records to be sealed or expunged. To learn if your son or daughter's record is eligible, call me at 941-306-3619 or 866-720-5758.
An Experienced Attorney on Your Side
As your child's lawyer, I will properly complete the necessary paperwork to apply for record sealing or expungement with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, as well as file a petition with the court and represent your child at the hearing. Rest assured, I will be by your child's side the entire time.
To learn more about record sealing or expungement, please request a free consultation. I represent clients located throughout southwest Florida, including Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice and the surrounding communities.
For your convenience, I offer evening, weekend and off-site appointments on request. Spanish language services are available. Credit cards are accepted.