Getting a Job With a Criminal Record
Since the economic downturn of 2008, our firm has been contacted frequently by individuals who have questions about how previous convictions can be removed from their records. This makes sense. A misdemeanor or felony conviction can lead to extreme difficulty in landing a job. With jobs scarce, it’s more important than ever to address prior convictions whenever possible.
At the Orlando, Florida, criminal defense law firm of Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, we have worked with dozens of clients concerned about recent and long-standing convictions with respect to employment opportunities. Generally, there are two options available for clearing or concealing prior convictions in Florida:
- Expungements. When criminal records are expunged, they are removed from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement records. When prospective employers ask if you have a criminal record you can answer “no”.
- The sealing of records. When your records are sealed, your conviction still exists but is placed under highly restricted access. Restrictions for sealing are usually not as strict as with an expungement, and employers are generally unable to locate records indicating you have been convicted of a crime.
If you have been convicted of a crime and wish to enhance your employability by having your record expunged or sealed, contact our firm. Our two-member attorney team has a combined 30 years of legal service, both as prosecutors and as criminal defense lawyers. We have extensive experience and a track record of success in helping clients pursue expungement and record sealing. For a no-charge consultation with an experienced criminal law attorney, contact our Orlando or New Smyrna Beach office.