Eric J. Dirga, P.A., Criminal Traffic Defense, Telephone 407-841-5555

Criminal Record Background Checks

Making Sure You Qualify For An Expungement or Sealing

Information provided by Eric J. Dirga, P.A., Orlando - Statewide Service

Last Updated: March 25, 2015

F.D.L.E. Background Check

The F.D.L.E. provides a reasonably accessible and official criminal background check only for Florida. A criminal background check through FDLE can be obtained on their website. These only provide information for Florida arrests that involved going to jail and should not be used if you think you have been arrested in another state or were charged by a summons to appear.

Making Sure You Qualify To Have Your Criminal Record Expunged Or Sealed

The first thing you need to do is determine if you qualify to have your criminal arrest record sealed or expunged. Our Do You Qualify page explains what qualifying means. If you have been directed here then you are not sure if you qualify. We can help.

Let us make sure you qualify to have your record sealed or expunged. All we need is some identifying information and we can find out definitively if you are eligible for an expungement or criminal record sealing.

To get started either call us at 407-841-5555. OR email us directly at If you have a PayPal account you can click on the button below. Make sure to still send us your information. Our fee is $200 to gather your background information and determine if you qualify to have a criminal arrest record expunged or sealed under Florida law.

If You Want Us To Determine Your Eligibility

If you need us to see if you are eligible give us a call or email and provide us with the following information:

  • First, middle, and last legal name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Social security number;
  • Current residence address:
  • Gender and race.

What Our Background Check Covers

When we do a background check we find out all available criminal arrests and summons that are currently public records. We determine what the outcome of all the arrests and summons were and then evaluate the information. We will pursue all information until we have determined if you qualify.

Notifying Private Background Check Companies

I am currently providing a service of notifying private background check companies of only our clent's records that have already been sealed or expunged. This is being done at cost right now until I work out all the details. The current costs for this service are $75. Please contact us for details.


Many people believe that lawyers have unlimited access to thorough background checks. This is not true. Attorneys can log on to additional information provided by certain Clerks of Court but this is far from a background evaluation to determine your eligibility to expunge or seal your record.

Like everyone else, we must pay for a service and from there make any required inquiries from the courts that are necessary. This takes time and money. We try to be as thorough with our expungement qualification evaluation as possible. For this reason our evaluations may take several weeks.

Corrections/Errors; Questions

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