Expunge a Florida Criminal Record
Expunging your Florida Criminal Record is very important If you have ever been arrested for a crime in Florida, or you have a Florida criminal record even if the charges were dropped. Your Florida criminal record will follow you to any state that you move to, but you have options. You can get your Florida criminal record sealed or your Florida criminal record expunged.
In order to get you criminal record expunged in Florida, certain requirements must be met:
- The Florida criminal case did not result in a criminal conviction. Either the prosecutor never filed the Florida criminal case or the charges were dropped or dismissed.
- If the Florida criminal conviction was withheld or you were acquitted, your Florida criminal record must have been sealed for 10 years. If you are trying to get a withheld conviction or acquittal expunged, you need to seal the Florida criminal record first, and then have the Florida criminal record expunged.
- You have never been been convicted of a criminal offense (felony, misdemeanor, or certain driving offenses).
- You have never had your criminal record expunged or seal before (in Florida or any other state).
- There are certain Florida charges that may not be sealed. For a list of Florida's disqualifying charges, see Florida Statute Section 907.041.
- You must go through Florida's Criminal Record Expunging Process.
If you are interested in expunging your Florida criminal background, contact a Jacksonville Florida Record Expunging Attorney. A Jacksonville Florida Record Expunging Lawyer understands how important it is to keep your criminal record private. Contact our Jacksonville Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers by email or by calling 904-685-1200.