You may have a criminal record that you wish to seal or expunge, or you may unknowingly have a record due to an outstanding bench warrant. Jordan Redavid is ready to assist no matter what type of record you need handled.

Criminal Records

Sealing and Expunging

There is a difference between sealing or expunging your criminal record. When a record is sealed, the public will not have access to it through government databases. This means that most employers will not have access to the information either, however some government agencies may still have access to the criminal record. When a record is expunged, government agencies can still access the criminal record but they will need to obtain a court order to do so.

Even if the charges against you resulted in an acquittal, dismissal, or were dropped, they may still be part of a criminal history record that is public, and some employers may be able to access those records unless the record is sealed or expunged. Both juveniles and adults are eligible to have their record sealed or expunged. Don’t let one mistake follow you the rest of your life, we all deserve a second chance.

Learn more about sealing and expunging records.

Bench Warrant and Alias Capias

A “bench warrant” is a type of warrant issued by a judge in a misdemeanor case when a person misses a required court appearance and the clerk’s office can verify that the person was properly notified (i.e. notice is sent to the address on file). When issued, a set bond amount is usually assessed, which is the amount one must pay to bond out of jail if they are “picked up” on the bench warrant. Alias capias, or AC warrants are similar to bench warrants only they are issued by judges in felony cases.

The scary reality is that, quite often, bench and alias capias warrants are issued and individuals don’t know about them. To check if you have an open FL warrant, visit the FDLE’s website. Then, one day, these people are stopped for a traffic ticket and they are arrested.

1. How do I set aside/vacate/quash a bench or alias capias warrant?

Quashing a bench warrant is fairly easy. To quash a bench warrant you must notify the clerk of courts to have your case placed on calendar in front of the judge who issued it. During the hearing, your attorney must show that the failure to appear in court was not willful. A good lawyer can get the facts and present an articulate argument to the judge to help clients avoid being taken into custody.

2. How do I avoid a bench warrant?

a. Keep your address current with the court.

b. A good attorney will inform you when you have a court date and if your presence is required.

Remember, a bench or alias capias warrant does not go away with time; it will remain active until the matter is taken care of. Meaning, law enforcement can arrest you at home, work, or any other private place as long as the bench warrant or alias capias is open. Anyone can miss a court date for any number of reasons. A good lawyer can get the facts and present an articulate argument to the judge to help clients avoid being taken into custody.

Additional Services

I handle all varieties of criminal defense, DUI, civil rights and personal injury cases.

1 CRIMINAL DEFENSE

In criminal defense, results matter most. I am able to handle a wide variety of criminal matters successfully, including:

  • Traffic Offenses
  • Juvenile
  • Theft
  • Criminal Records
  • Conspiracy
  • DUI
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Drug Charges
  • Weapons Charges
  • Fraud & White Collar
  • Violent Crimes
  • Appeals
  • Sex Offenses

2 DUI

I began my career as Miami DUI attorney, and have valuable experience protecting individuals facing a DUI charge.

  • DUI Defense Options
  • DUI Penalties
  • Refusing Breath/Blood/Urine
  • Field Sobriety Exercises
  • Intoxilyzer 8000
  • Back on Track (BOT)
  • Boating Under the Influence

3 DRUG CHARGES

My goal is to get involved as early as possible to do everything I can to help you or your loved one.

  • Cultivating/Manufacturing
  • Possession
  • Paraphernalia
  • Sale/Trafficking
  • FL v. Federal
  • Medical Marijuana in Florida

4 FRAUD & WHITE COLLAR CRIMES

These crimes usually involve a variety of state and federal laws, and they demand the attention to detail I will give them.

  • Accounting Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Bank Fraud
  • Government Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Medicare/Medicaid & Healthcare Fraud
  • Counterfeiting & Forgery
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Import/Export
  • Embezzlement
  • Breach of Contract
  • Insider Trading
  • Investment Fraud
  • Internet Crimes
  • Mail & Wire Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Racketeering

5 CIVIL CASES & CIVIL RIGHTS

Our rights serve as the bedrock of our democratic society. That’s why when those rights are violated, the violators need to be brought to justice.

  • Civil Rights
  • Civil action for deprivation of rights (42 U.S.C. § 1983)
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Breach of Contract

6 PERSONAL INJURY

The key to success in such cases is not limited to what occured; it is also tied to how you and your lawyer respond.

  • Auto Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful death

For help right away, or a free initial consultation, email any time of the day or night, or call 305-938-9939. I answer calls and email 24/7.