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Always a defense attorney,
NEVER a prosecutor

MY PRACTICE IS DEVOTED TO THE DEFENSE OF CRIMINAL
CASES THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF FLORIDA

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As a criminal record sealing and expunging lawyer, many people call me because they need to get their mugshot off the internet because they can not find a job or obtain housing because of their criminal background.  For now, you must seal or expunge your record to get your mugshot off the sheriff’s webpage.  You also must be eligible.  I often have people call and say “the sheriff or judge told me the arrest would be off my record because the charge was dropped.”  This is INCORRECT!  You must take the additional step and seal or expunge your record.  You must also not have ANY CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS on your record.  Even though you may be eligible to seal or expunge one arrest, another arrest that is NOT ELIGIBLE, will prevent you from sealing or expunging a criminal record.  ALL YOUR ARRESTS MATTER!.

Now though, the federal government may be trying to help citizens accused of crimes.  Last week, a newspaper in Michigan was fighting in court to have mugshots of people arrested released so they could post them under public records law.  Surprisingly, the federal government was fighting the release of mugshots by arguing that by releasing the mugshots, it violates an arrested person’s privacy interest.  After all, we are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty.  So, if someone makes up an allegation accusing a person of a crime, that person has to pay for it by being embarrassed and having their reputation ruined by having their mugshot posted, even though they are innocent?  Unfortunately, that is how the system currently works.  This case is unlikely to change the release of mugshot photos as another federal court, the 6th Circuit has already ruled that there is no privacy interest in mug shots of persons who have been arrested.

If you have been arrested and need your arrest sealed or expunged due to background checks, call an experienced Sealing and Expunging Lawyer.

Even if your charges have been dropped, dismissed, or you were found NOT GUILTY, you still need to seal or expunge your record.

Thomas C. Grajek  863-688-4606

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Testimonials

Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

After my husbands DUI, I met with a couple of lawyers but NONE were as attentive as Thomas Grajek. Thomas was able to beat the DUI charge that I thought would be impossible. Not only did he save us money, he also helped put our lives back. I would recommend Mr. Grajek to anyone in our situation. Thsnkd Tom!!!

Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

Excellent Attorney....called this attorney on a Saturday. He was quick to call me back and even gave me free advice as to how to handle the situation we were in. We ended up hiring him best decision we made. Would recommend this attorney to anyone.

Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

Got a DUI a few months ago and got Toms name from a friend of mine.. I am more then satisfied with the way he handled my case and the way he kept me informed the whole time.. I got off on reckless with a with hold which i am more then happy to have on my record then a dui... He's a very down to earth guy and definitely trys to relate to where ur comin from.. I would with no doubt recommend Tom to friends and family... Thanks Tom ur the best!!!!!!

Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

Great DUI Lawyer!! He got my DUI dropped to a reckless driving charge!! definitely went above and beyond for my case!!!He is very easily accessible and always promptly returned my phone calls/emails.

Thomas Grajek is a great lawyer

I have just moved to the Tampa area. I was intoduced to Tom after being arrested for a DUI. Within minutes of being bonded out Tom came to my place of employment with all needed documents to "get the ball rolling". He always kept me informed on my case and when the time came for my hearing, I plead guilty to wreckless and had no fines and very little commuity service. Thomas Grajek is a great attorney and I feel he would be a valuable assett in anyone's defense.