Who qualifies for expungement or sealing?

You are only allowed to expunge or seal one record in Florida. If you have expunged or sealed a record in the past, you will not qualify.

You can expunge or seal only one incident of arrest.

For example: You were arrested on May 17 for a DUI. You were arrested on May 20 for criminal mischief. Both cases were dismissed. You may only apply to expunge the DUI or the criminal mischief.

There are a number of reasons that prevent expungement or sealing. You will not qualify if:

  • You served time in prison.
  • You were found guilty of a criminal offense or comparable ordinance violation.
  • You were found guilty of violating probation.
  • You are currently under court supervision or on probation.
  • You have been convicted of a “dangerous crime” (listed in Fla. Stat. Sec. 943.051(3)(b)) unless the case was dismissed, was not prosecuted (nolo prossed), or a letter of release was filed.

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