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Florida Voting Rights

There are certain factors about your case that will determine if you are in possession of your right to vote. Below you will find a detailed description of these factors for voting rights in Florida.

In Florida, if you are eligible for an expungement or a sealing, then your voting rights have not been taken away and you can currently vote. In order to be eligible for an expungement, your charges would have had to been dropped before trail. To be eligible for a sealing, you would have had to receive withheld adjudication and successfully completed the program.

For either the expungement or the sealing to occur, you have to have zero convictions in Florida or in any other state.

If you are interested in determining your eligibility, call today for a free over-the-phone consultation at 877-573-7273 or visit our website at for your free eligibility test.  You can also call the Florida State Bar Association for information about help for people who cannot afford to hire an attorney or if you want recommendations on lawyers to hire for your expungement service..

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A Guide to Preparing Your Resume

First impressions are key and many employers will determine their first impression of you based on your resume. To ensure you are submitting a professional representation of your skills, you may consider the following tips:

1. Be concise. Make sure your objective is clear and relates to the position you are applying for. If you have had a lengthy employment history, you may want to consider placing only the pertinent experience relevant to the position you are applying for. To find resume formatting examples, the Internet provides a variety of choices to use.

2. Be open. Let your employer know the skills that you have. Speaking another language, computer program literacy, volunteer or club participation, extracurricular activities that show how you are a well-rounded person allow your employer to know a bit more about who you are outside of the workspace.

3. Be prepared. If you are currently in the process of clearing your criminal record, make sure you take advantage of the Letter of Progress provided upon request. The Letter of Progress can be attached to your resume and used as a way to show you are in the process of clearing your criminal record.

Taking the appropriate steps before submitting your resume will increase your chances of securing the job you desire. Make your first impression count.

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What is an Affidavit?

An affidavit is a written document used in court.

affidavit-stackAn affidavit is used to swear under the penalty of perjury that the facts contained within the affidavit are the truth. Some states require that an affidavit be signed before a notary public. A notary will confirm that the person before them is indeed the same person listed in the document. The notary will then place their seal upon the document to verify that the person that signed the document is indeed the same person listed therein.
An affidavit may be a necessary document to provide to the court in certain cases. An affidavit may be composed from a personal statement of a person to ensure that the information contained within the affidavit is the exact truth and fact as the person recollects it.

An affidavit may be supplemented by further proof and documentation to support a person’s statement as fact.

For example, if an individual swears to the fact that they completed a specific degree, that person may submit a copy of the degree as evidence that their statement is fact.

Affidavits are a viable method to provide information to the court as fact when there may not be any other sort of documentation to otherwise prove the information is true.

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Social Media & Employment

Social Media & Employment

Employers have a new way of finding out about you. It’s called social media. From Facebook to Tumblr, Blogger to YouTube, employers have access to over 550 million users on the Internet and it’s the modern background check.

According to the National Law Review, “an employer’s examination of an employee’s or potential hire’s social network sites may provide the basis for claims under employment discrimination statutes if the employer used these methods to seek out information that was legally protected in some way.”

As a reported 70 percent of companies conduct online research during the hiring process, employers risk “violating federal antidiscrimination employment rules and laws by using online research in hiring decisions,” explains Joe Bontke from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Screening techniques for potential hires are becoming more readily available for employers as the legalities behind online searches are trying to keep up with fast-paced social networking.

To protect your privacy in the public domain, consider what you post the next time you log on to your account.

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How to Increase Your Chances of Employment After Graduation

How to Increase Your Chances of Employment After Graduation

Going into an interview with the confidence that your academic record will reflect your dedication to your studies, as well as your commitment to be crime-free will enhance your chances of securing employment.

Nearly 1.5 million graduates with a bachelor’s degree under the age of 25 are jobless or underemployed, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Studies show that more than 80 percent of employers conduct criminal background checks, so it is safe to assume the jobless rate for graduates with a criminal record is even more bleak.

There may be good news for graduates with a criminal record. Many states allow records, especially for young offenders, to have their record cleared.

The Law Firm of Higbee & Associates provides a free online eligibility test that will quickly and confidentially tell a person what options are available for clearing a criminal record. The free test can be found at can also provide a person with a flat-fee quote to have a criminal record cleared at the court. Whether a person clears their record themselves or hires an attorney, has two essential services:

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