Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Why is the database at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) checked in order to determine my eligibility to have my criminal history record sealed or expunged?
A criminal traffic offense such as DUI, reckless driving, or driving while license suspended/canceled/revoked may appear in the DHSMV database even though it may not appear in the criminal history record system maintained by FDLE. Noncriminal traffic offenses (such as careless driving) do not affect one’s eligibility to seal or expunge a criminal history record. [...]