3rd Grand theft
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3rd Grand theft
Back in 1993 I received a 3rd degree grand theft charged (adjudafication withheld). I was was placed on 18 months of probation. I violated my probation “due to technicallity” as my former probation officer would say. I didn’t get into any more trouble, I changed residency from one play to any other without informing my PO first. So, she violated me and I received 12 more months. I completed that successfully and have not been in any trouble since. It has been over 15 years now! What are my chances of getting my record sealed or expunged or do I have a better chance of getting a pardon. I’m not a career criminal, I just made a stupid mistake when I was young. Please advise…
Asked on May 3, 2009 under Criminal Law, Florida
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
15 years without any trouble with the law should be more than enough. You may not need to have anything done at all, if you were never actually convicted of theft. You should probably start by doing a records check on yourself, and see what shows up.
If you do have a visible record, you can apply for a restoration of your civil rights. This is probably something you would want an attorney to help you with. If you need to find a lawyer, you can do that at http://attorneypages.com
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