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Brian Haas, State Attorney For The 10th Judicial Circuit, Hosting Seal And Expunge Event November 15

Brian Haas, State Attorney For The 10th Judicial Circuit, Hosting Seal And Expunge Event November 15

By Allison Williams

Coming up on November 15 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Brian Haas, State Attorney for the 10th Judicial Circuit, will be hosting a Seal and Expunge Event. The event will take place at the Lake Eva Event Center, located at 799 Johns Ave, Haines City, FL  33844.

Haas, being the State Attorney for the 10th Judicial, is responsible for criminal prosecutions that occur within Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties.

Jacob S. Orr, Assistant State Attorney for the 10th Judicial Circuit says, “This event is to assist individuals that are eligible to have their records expunged. Anyone who was convicted of a crime is not eligible. The law allows for individuals that may have been arrested or charged but were not convicted to have their records expunged.”

He added, “Also, the law limits this to individuals that have no other record of convictions. So, anyone who has never been convicted of any crime but was arrested (only 1x) and the charges were eventually dropped, can apply to have their record expunged.”

With that being said, Orr explains that there are certain restrictions on the type of charge. The conditions can get confusing, so he urges those with questions to call the Office of the State Attorney ahead of time so that they can find out whether or not they are eligible.   

“The hope is that these individuals, with arrest records expunged, can then become productive members of society.” Orr said.

To learn more, visit www.sao10.com.

Photo from www.sao10.com

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