I am trying to get my record expunged. I have a retail theft charge from back in August of 2006 in Palm Beach County (FL). It was withheld of adjudication. I contacted a few lawyers and I've seen prices from $700-1500 and they say it can take several months. I've even seen some lawyers advertise a self help kit but even that is still a few hundred dollars. I checked with the Palm Beach County court website and from what I've read they made the process seem very fast and easy to complete yourself. I don't have much time or money to waste so I was wondering if it would be easier to just pay a lawyer to handle this for me or do you recommend me chancing it and doing it myself. It seems obvious to do it myself, but I wasn't sure if maybe there is some sort of catch, like why is the court website is saying 6-8 weeks but the lawyers tell me it takes up to 6 months. Or maybe the things I have to do to complete the process would be better suited for a professional... Any input would be greatly appreciated!