In addition to fines and jail time, the possible repercussions of a drug charge can extend for years into a person’s life. Employers and landlords throughout the United States conduct background checks on job applicants, and a drug charge on your record could limit your employment and housing opportunities.
In some cases, mistakes by police and even courthouse employees can result in a charge being erroneously listed on a person’s record. In developing vigorous criminal defense strategies for clients in the Orlando area, The Figueroa Law Firm works to preserve our clients’ right to expungement or record sealing when possible.
Expungement involves the removal of a criminal case from your record and police records. This may be possible if the charge against you was dropped or dismissed. Not everyone is eligible for expungement, however, and it is important to speak with a criminal defense lawyer to see if you are eligible.
Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to have a client’s record sealed if the client entered a plea. Sealing a criminal record can be very important to protecting a client’s reputation.
The Figueroa Law Firm also handles criminal appeals. If you believe you were wrongly convicted or a judicial error has occurred, then our attorneys can assess your case and provide clear counsel as to the likelihood of a successful appeal.
A criminal charge can affect every aspect of a person’s life, but every accused person has a right to legal counsel. The stakes are too high to let the prosecution go unchallenged.