Pensacola Expungements Attorney

Sealing Your Criminal Record

Any run-in with the law in Florida can have dire consequences. Even if you were arrested and later found to have not committed the offense, the record of your arrest is online as a public record for all to see and appears on background checks by potential employers. Fortunately, there is a remedy for this.

Depending on your criminal history, you may be able to seal or expunge your criminal record. Pensacola expungement attorney Brandon Morris can help you seek this remedy to brighten your future and help you move on from the past.

To learn more about expungement and your eligibility, contact the Pensacola criminal defense lawyers at The Morris Firm at (850) 503-2626 today.

Can I Expunge My Record?

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The manner in which your case is resolved and certain other factors will determine whether you qualify to have your record sealed (hidden) or expunged (completely destroyed).

In Florida, you may only expunge your criminal record if you were not convicted or if your record has been sealed for at least 10 years. You may also only expunge your record once.

If you are not eligible to expunge your record, you may still be able to seal it. To qualify, you must have received withheld adjudication and completed your sentence, though not all offenses are eligible to be sealed.

Some of the crimes that disqualify you from sealing your record in Florida include:

  • Sexual battery
  • Child pornography
  • Drug trafficking
  • Selling or buying a minor
  • Arson
  • Aggravated assault & battery
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Homicide and manslaughter
  • Stalking
  • Sexual activity with a child

Even if you do not qualify to have your record sealed or expunged, you may still be able to apply for executive clemency. Executive clemency refers to the power of a state governor (or the president in federal cases) to pardon your conviction or lessen your sentence.

Our Pensacola expungement attorney can explain the process of applying for executive clemency and help you seek this form of pardon.

For more information about having your record sealed or expunged, contact the The Morris Firm today. Dial (850) 503-2626.

What Our Clients Are Saying


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I hired Brandon to be my attorney for a criminal case, and he exceeded my expectations. He always answered my questions and he represented me in the most professional manner. He always prepared and honest with me. I would highly recommend him. He will always be my attorney

-Laura

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Brandon understands the charges and what the defenses are. He works hard to ensure his clients get the best outcome possible.

-John

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Brandon Morris has a thorough understanding of criminal law, has extensive courtroom experience and is a passionate advocate for his clients. He gave me a truthful and honest explanation of my situation, my options and what I could expect. Anyone would be lucky to have him as their advocate.

-Former Client

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I received a letter from the Morris Firm after I was released from the county detention and I immediately made an appointment for consult. Right away he eased my fears and made me feel confident that we can beat this case or get it resolved with minimal punishment. Retainer is reasonable, as well. Glad I hired him!

-James

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Brandon Morris is definitely an attorney myself and my family would recommend. Me and my husband retained Brandon and achieved the best possible result, a dismissal in the case. My son retained Brandon in his case and the conclusion of the case was what my son anticipated, a good result. Brandon is knowledgeable, understanding, compassionate about his clients, and has reasonable fees. When we talk to Brandon it is apparent that his is listening to every detail. Brandon has always been prompt in returning our calls. We will definitely use Brandon again if needed. He is an excellent attorney!

-Rachel

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Brandon is committed to getting the best result for his clients. He negotiated the best deal for me with the state attorney. I recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer committed to his clients.

-Former Client

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This was the first time I needed to hire an Attorney and I was somewhat nervous. Mr. Morris was very easy to communicate with and basically told me from day one that the charges would be dropped and they were. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

-Zachary

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Amazing! I didn’t have to worry about anything. After first meeting with Brandon, I was much more at ease with my case. He was very helpful with everything I asked and very understanding. I would highly recommend!

-Jessica