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Which crimes cannot be sealed or expunged in Florida?

Your criminal history record cannot be sealed or expunged in Florida if you were found guilty by a judge or pled guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) to certain crimes, even if adjudication was withheld and even if you were convicted of simply attemptingĀ or conspiring to commit certain crimes. The following is a list of […]

What criminal charges may be expunged?

The same eligibility requirements which apply to sealing also apply to expunction, with certain additional requirements. Any charge, which resulted in a withholding of adjudication or in an acquittal (that is, a not guilty verdict) after trial, may not be expunged unless and until it has first been sealed for at least 10 years. See […]

What kinds of criminal charges may not be sealed?

A list of charges that may not be sealed when adjudication is withheld is contained in Florida Statutes section 943.059. (The same listing is found in section 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 […]

Can my criminal record be sealed?


Please answer questions as truthfully as possible to find out if you may be eligible to have your Florida criminal record sealed.

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If you have previously been convicted of a felony, misdemeanour or violation of a criminal ordinance, you cannot have your Florida Criminal Record expunged.

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If you have previously had a criminal record expunged, you cannot have your Florida criminal record expunged.

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If you are currently under house arrest or probation, or another form of Court supervision, you cannot have your Florida criminal record expunged at this time.

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