Daytona Beach Expungement Attorney
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When a person has gone through the legal process of defending themselves for criminal charges, getting convicted, and then completing the requirements of their sentence, there is no law or rule that states that they must live forever with a tarnished legal record.
If you or someone you know has a criminal record that you would like to have expunged or sealed, it is in your best interests to talk with a competent Daytona Beach expungement lawyer who is well-versed in the laws and procedures that pertain to this post-conviction relief.
Having arrests, charges, and convictions on your record can make it difficult to take advantage of any opportunity where a background check is conducted. This can affect a person's social life, professional career, and other areas that are important to them.
Why Choose Our Record Sealing Attorneys?
- 40+ years of collective legal experience
- Former prosecutor with the insights to help you
- Compassionate, aggressive legal advocacy
- Recipient of Avvo Clients’ Choice Award 2015
Want a Fresh Start? We Can Help You!
At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we are intimately familiar with the steps and processes that must be completed in order to have records expunged or sealed.
There are qualifications that one must meet in order to be eligible for either of these options, and when a person is seeking an expungement and does not qualify, they might be able to have their records sealed.
Expungement vs. Record Sealing in Florida
- Expungement – Your criminal record is destroyed and only one copy is kept and maintained by our state's Department of Law Enforcement.
- Sealing – Your criminal record is sealed away from the public. Anyone who conducts a background check for employment, housing, academic, or any other reason will not be able to see any information about the criminal records you sealed.
The best way to learn your options and proceed with what works best for you is to speak with one of our expungement attorneys today. We are prepared to provide you with the representation you need and deserve, and we will help you pursue the best possible result in any legal action that is taken.
At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have the skills and experience you deserve. Get to know our team by scrolling down and select the staff you would like to learn more about.
Q: If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?A: In our country, being arrested does not deprive you of the many rights you have as a citizen. When you were arrested, you should have been informed of your Miranda Rights. You may ask the police officer why you are being arrested and can refuse to answer questions regarding the charges. You have the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Using a qualified and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney will work to your advantage in ensuring your rights are protected.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?
In the case of Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have prosecuted thousands of cases as an Assistant State Attorney. On the side of criminal defense, we have defended hundreds of individuals, such as you, that have faced charges for criminal offenses. Having served on both sides gives us a unique opportunity to fight for our clients.
We understand how prosecutors operate, the types of evidence that they will bring forth and what arguments they are likely to pursue in a criminal case. This first-hand knowledge allows us to better prepare and successfully resolve cases.
What Are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?Generally, misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. The fines for them will be relatively small and any time spent in jail will be in terms of weeks or months, not years. A felony conviction can result in steep fines, probation, parole and prison sentences for years. They can remain on your permanent record and may adversely affect future educational and employment opportunities. With the assistance of an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights, felony charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.
What Happens Now That I’ve Been Charged With an Offense?The first step will be what is known as an arraignment. A judge will tell you the charges against you and there are many decisions that will need to be made at this time, such as how you will plea to the charges, what bail will be set at and others. We understand that facing criminal charges can be tough and would like you to take advantage of our experience to help you successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.
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Well-Versed in the Legal Process and Protocols
“He is well-versed in the legal process and protocols. Fortunately, the criminal complaint made against me was frivolous and without merit. Even so, I was able to sleep much better knowing that Jeremy was in my corner.”
They Had My Back
“Not every case works in your favor but knowing you have the right attorney to fight on your behalf is vital. Thankfully having Buckmaster & Ellzey have my back was a success.”
Diligently and Highly Professionally
“Mr. Buckmaster was thorough in explaining legal jargon and procedures that were very alien to me. He was able to suggest my best courses of action and get my charges to a more manageable place so I could have a shot at a good future in society.”
Professional & Responsive
“They were knowledgeable, prompt, professional, and courteous. They took what could be a potentially confusing situation and guided me with stress-free assistance.”
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“Jeremy worked hard and smart to get only the best results. Another thing that stood out and was most appreciated was the excellent communication, by phone, email, regular mail, and in person. I always knew what was going on in a timely and efficient manner”
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Former State Prosecutor
40+ Years of Collective Experience