Should I Hire A Lawyer For Marijuana Possession Under 20 Grams And Tampering Charge?
- July 22, 2016
- Posted by: Amir Ladan
- Category: Criminal Defense
If you needed surgery, would you consider performing it yourself? Knowing you wouldn’t, I think it’s clear that you need a lawyer to handle your criminal defense. You could lose your liberty & your license, so hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney who practices in the county where your charges are pending should be your 1st priority.
Does My Arrest Record Go Away After I Turn 18?
No, your record doesn’t go away when you turn 18. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is required to maintain your juvenile criminal history until you are 24 years old. See this link for the specific statute.
Should you avoid getting in trouble through your 24th birthday, this offense should then go away, assuming they don’t change the law.
As for expungement, there’s no fine associated with that process. I’m not quite sure what it is you can’t afford, but I encourage you to review it immediately, as your window of opportunity to expunge a juvenile case that was dismissed through diversion is limited. Click Here