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Give Veterans a Fighting Chance for Successful Reintegration

The lives of thousands of unemployed and homeless veterans can be radically changed through the sealing / expungement of minor criminal histories. At Expunge US Veterans in Tampa, Florida, we seal / expunge minor criminal histories for men and women who served at no charge. Since a criminal history is often a massive barrier to obtaining both employment and housing, sealing / expunging the criminal history helps veterans better reintegrate into civilian society. This lowers the number of veterans on the streets and restores honor not only to the veteran but to our country as well.

Check Out These Videos For Information About What We Do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shmQABxONVM

http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/veterans-haunted-by-past-fight-for-fresh-start/202666343

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSsvYQXRu08

Helping Veterans Live Happy Lives as Productive Civilians

No other advocacy group offers free sealing / expungement for veterans, including Veteran Affairs. Since veterans with PTSD are at a high risk for criminal charges often involving alcohol such as public intoxication or disorderly contuct.  We believe it is vital to provide this service to as many men and women as possible.


Veterans

 Many employers will not hire an applicant who discloses a criminal history and applicants who do not disclose are fired for filling a false job application. Struggling to find employment, educational opportunities, housing, and even volunteer opportunities places our veterans at an even greater risk for suicide. We have seen firsthand how the foolish decisions made on one bad day tarnish a veteran's chances for successful reintegration after coming home. Help us give our country's veterans a fighting chance to live happy lives as productive civilians.

Free Sealing / Expungement for Veterans With Honorable Discharge

To help veterans, we first determine that he or she has received an honorable or qualifying, discharge. After determining an acceptabe discharge status has been confirmed, we perform a background check to find out it the criminal record can be sealed / expunged by the State Law where the offense occurred.

Once we determine that our client's record can be successfully sealed / expunged, we file the appropriate paperwork with the appropraite State Agency, via attorney and then the designated court system. When the criminal history has been expunged, the record effectively disappears and the veteran can legally state that he or she has never been arrested. While the average attorney charges approximately $2,000 for these services, we offer expungement to veterans completely free of charge. 


Our Partners

Welcome to Expunge US Veterans Inc., a 501(c) 3 Nonprofit Organization. We seal, expunge criminal records as allowed by State Law.  Our services are provided at no cost to the veteran, thanks to our generous attorneys who provide their services and representation of veterans at no cost. 

Michael Misa, Esq. Former Deputy Sheriff in Pinellas County Florida, and Prosecutor in 6TH Judicial Circuit, now practices criminal and personal injury law in the Tampa Bay Area from his Tampa Office.  Mr. Misa is known for his exemplary service and attention to detail and diligence.  Mr. Misa agreed to help Expunge US Veterans at no cost when asked. 

Nathaniel Kidder, Esq. of Kidder and Bennett Law Firm, in St. Petersburg, Fl., is a graduate from Stetson Law School, a Marine Veteran, and a former prosecutor in the 6th Judicial Circuit.  Mr. Kidder currently handles Family and Criminal Law in the Tampa Bay Area from his office located in St. Petersburg, Fl.  Mr. Kidder not only immediately agreed to provide his services at no cost to the veterans we serve, but he also stepped up as our Vice President.

Jonathan E. Hackworth, Esq. Attended West Virginia Wesleyan College studying both business administration and political science. After three semesters at West Virginia Wesleyan College, he transferred to West Virginia University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies. Subsequently, he attended Stetson University College of Law and graduated in May 2010. In 2014, I was honored by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as one of top “30 Under 30” for my commitment to the Tampa Bay area and our firm’s growth.  Mr. Hackworth has worked for both the Pinellas Public Defender’s Office and completed a certified legal internship with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.

Stephanie Pawuk, PA.  Stephanie Pawuk was a former State Prosecutor in Clearwater, Florida practicing since 2001. She graduated from Stetson College of Law where she was a member of the student bar association. Since switching to private practice in 2005, Mrs. Pawuk practices criminal law exclusively in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando counties.  Mrs. Pawuk recognizes that many people charged with crimes made one wrong mistake at an emotional time in their lives. Her main goal is not to let that “mistake” ruin the rest of their lives.

Lucas Fleming, ESQ.  The Fleming Law Group is a Pinellas criminal defense law firm with offices in St Petersburg, Clearwater, and Tampa, headed by former state prosecutor Lucas Fleming. The criminal defense lawyers at The Fleming Law Group represent clients in federal and state criminal law matters throughout the Tampa Bay area in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties, Florida, including Saint Petersburg, St Pete Beach, Clearwater, Largo, Seminole, Gulfport, Tampa, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, Bradenton, Sarasota, and all surrounding areas.

Robert Tager, PA.  I have been practicing criminal defense since 1998. My record and experience speaks for itself. I am a defense lawyer at heart and believe in the calling of defense work. I am not one of many lawyers in a firm with experience in contracts and now beginning to defend DUI and Criminal Charges. I understand that sometimes people get involved in stuff they never meant to, or things just got out of control, or that they are wrongly accused, or they were set up. I have seen it all. I have seen very sucessfull people accused of bad things and have had clients with very long criminal records wrongly accused. The one truth to the criminal justice system is that the criminal penalties are harsh and long lasting.

Venesa Bornost, ESQ, Venessa Bornost earned her law degree from Nova Southeastern University School of Law and received a Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University in Criminology. Ms. Bornost worked as prosecutor in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit handling DUI's, criminal traffic violations, misdemeanor crimes, drug offenses, domestic violence cases, and felony cases. Ms. Bornost's experience as a prosecutor involved jury trials, nonjury trials, motion to suppress arguments, and daily courtroom criminal procedures.  EDUCATION; Nova Southeastern School of Law, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2004, J.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1993, B.S. in Criminology.  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE; Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office, Tampa, Florida, 2006-2008, Assistant State Attorney, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Largo, Florida, 1995-2002, Deputy Sheriff, Narcotics Detective, SWAT member, Major League Baseball, New York, New York, 1998-2002, Resident Security Agent, Saint Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1998-2002 Instructor.