Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF), the primary provider of free legal aid in Central Florida, in partnership with Marion County Teen Court and University of Florida Levin College of Law Gator Team Child Juvenile Law Clinic will be providing free legal advice and assistance to individuals who wish to complete an application for expunction of their juvenile record.
The clinic will be at the held at the Ocala Police Department Community Room, 402 S. Pine Avenue, Ocala, FL on January 20, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with subsequent clinics held the third Tuesday of every other month. Fingerprinting will be provided by the Ocala Police Department to all participants at a cost of $5.00.
Too often juveniles receive incorrect information regarding the offenses they commit as a minor and as such do not take the actions they need to remove these harmful offenses from their records. Juvenile records can impede youth from receiving financial aid for higher education programs, entering the armed forces or even obtaining meaningful employment. Expunging juvenile records can open doors to a brighter future.
During these clinics, participants who have completed a juvenile diversion program in the last 12 months will be able to