Expunging and Sealing Record
“Your arrest record does NOT have to follow you forever”
If you have ever been arrested in Florida, you may now realize that the criminal arrest record follows you wherever you go and can cause you problems in employment, housing, and other situations when a Florida criminal background check is completed on you. Even if you received a withhold of adjudication and were not convicted, the Florida criminal arrest and criminal record still follow you and may cause you serious problems.
If you qualify, expunging or sealing your Florida criminal record is a low cost way of improving your life. Once the expunging or sealing of your Florida criminal record is granted by the court, the arrest as well as the withhold of adjudication or dismissal of your felony or misdemeanor will no longer be available as a public record. Also, if you expunge or seal your Florida criminal record, you gain the legal right to deny or fail to acknowledge anything concerning the arrest and the legal proceedings from the case itself.
FloridaLegalSource provides the information and resources you need to help determine whether you qualify or are eligible for a Florida criminal record expunging or sealing, explains the Florida expunging and sealing process, provides you with the required documents and forms, as well as gives answers to frequently asked questions and provides general information regarding your quest to expunge or seal your Florida criminal record.
Do You Qualify
Disqualifying Charges for Expungement and Sealing
Reasons an Application for an Expungement or Sealing will be Denied
Difference Between Expunging and Sealing
Length of Time To Have a Florida Criminal Record Expunged or Sealed
Benefits of Having Your Criminal Record Expunged or Sealed
Effect of Having Your Criminal Record Expunged
Effect of Having Your Criminal Record Sealed
Frequently Asked Questions