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Why can't my record be expunged? Criminal Records, Expungement

Discussion in 'Criminal Records, Expungement' started by keywst4me, Jun 19, 2003.

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  1. keywst4me

    keywst4me Law Topic Starter New Member

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    About 11 years ago I did a really stupid thing. A co-worker asked me if I knew anyone that could get him some marijuana. Living in south Florida almost all my friends had access to it. So I bought an ounce for him. But what I didn't know was that he would turn around and sell some to an undercover cop in a bar. He told them where he got it and they came to my home and arrested me. The police had followed him to my house. I was charged with distribution and conspiracy to sell. These are felonies! I don't have any other offenses on my record. Recently I moved and went to apply for a new job and they did a background search and found these felonies. So I filled out all the paperwork to file for an expungement. The state attorney wrote down that the request was denied because ajudication was witheld.
    I DON"T UNDERSTAND?!? Can someone PLEASE explain why this can't be removed. I have a family to support now and I can't believe this is coming back to bite me in the butt now!
    CAN I HIRE AN ATTORNEY TO FIGHT THIS?

    ANYONE PLEASE HELP :( :( :(
     
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    adlene2002 New Member

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    espunged

    Hi Keywest.and Mr.Professor ...I am in the process of trying to get a felony taken/removed off of my record also..... I was told no by a few and yes by a few...just keep doing research. Call as many lawyers as you can in different states.. Every state is different..but what I think it will boil down to is money. How much are you willing to spend---giving a lawyer money to have it removed. It may be 5000 or more---my felony was also 10 years ago--dealing with welfare fraud and I need help in getting information regarding espungation---so if any lawyer sees this please contact me also-------I currently will be graduating from college with a degree in respiratory therapy---however will not be able to take my state boards until this felony is esponged. HHHHHEEELLLP!!! I do not care what the cost is----this happened in the state of NC in 95.:( :(
     
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  3. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    Expungement requirements vary from state to state and also are determined by the nature of the offense.

    Some questions to ask are (1) are you a first time offender? (2) If the offense was drug related, what offense, drug and what quantity? (3) How much time has passed since you completed your sentence?

    Keywest -- I'm not as familiar with the process in Florida. Can you get a better explanation from the court's clerk as to why your request was denied? It seems that the court may not have heard it because of some premilinary requirement or problem?
     
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    rochella New Member

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    It may have something to do with you moving.
     

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