Eric J. Dirga, P.A.

A Florida Trial Attorney

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Criminal Record Background Checks For Expungements

Making Sure You Qualify

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

Last Updated: August 21, 2016

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. This only provides 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.

Your Background; What Others See

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.

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 contact us. If you want us to conduct a background search our fee is $200. If you've only been arrested a few times or less you can click to our Links Page and then on the RECORDS tab. You can then click on the county where you were arrested and do your own background search - save yourself some money. Send us what you find.


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

The purpose of publishing this information is to help judges, attorneys and non-lawyers better understand this area of law. We appreciate any input that may further this goal.

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