Case Dismissed, Found Not Guilty or Withhold of Adjudication.


If you have ever been arrested in Florida and you were never convicted of a crime than you may be eligible to expunge or seal your record.  Even if you have completed probation and or jail/prison and your adjudication was withheld, than you may be eligible to seal your record.  Florida Statute allows for you to either expunge or seal your arrest record, the clerk's file, jail booking information and law enforcement's file for any qualifying incident or case.  This process, once completed, allows you to deny the arrest and/or details of your case with limited exceptions. 


Call me today for a free consultation on whether your case qualifies for an expungement or sealing.  I handle all the documentation and the court appearance personally, and I do this to ensure the process gets completed correctly, efficiently and quickly.  Don't go it alone and get lost in the judicial system.  The process is somewhat complicated and an experienced attorney will ensure your sealing and expungement is successful.  I have helped many people, even those who thought they were not eligible because of the charges or the length of time since the offense.


What is the difference between having a criminal history record sealed vs. expunged?

When a criminal history record is sealed, the public will not have access to it. Certain governmental or related entities, primarily those listed in s. 943.059(4)(a), Florida Statutes, have access to sealed record information in its entirety.  When a record has been expunged, those entities which would have access to a sealed record will be informed that the subject of the record has had a record expunged, but would not have access to the record itself without a court order. All they would receive is a caveat statement indicating that "Criminal Information has been Expunged from this Record".


What charges may not be sealed?

A list of charges that may not be sealed when adjudication is withheld is included with the application package, and is also enumerated in s. 943.059, Florida Statutes. (The same listing is found in s. 943.0585, because the specified offenses may not be expunged either.) In addition, if a person has been adjudicated guilty of any criminal offense in any jurisdiction (or adjudicated delinquent for any felony or for certain specified misdemeanors), whether or not related to the charge(s) that the person is applying for, the record is ineligible for sealing and the application will be denied.


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