Expunging Florida Criminal Records

To determine if your Florida criminal record can be expunged, you must answer a series of questions.

Did you plea guilty or no contest to the offense you would like to have expunged?
1.Were your criminal charges dropped or dismissed?
2.  Were you found guilty or not guilty after a trial?
- Note: In order to have your record expunged, either (a) the charges were dropped or (b) this offense has been sealed for over 10 years.
3. Have you been (a) convicted of ANY criminal offense as an adult or (b) adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile?
4. Have you ever had your criminal record sealed or expunged before in any state?
- Note: This question does not apply if you had an offense sealed 10 years ago, and you are applying to have that same offense expunged.
-Note:  The law has recently changed.  If you have had a record sealed or expunged in another state, you may still be able to seal or expunge your record in Florida.  Read Can I Seal or Expunge My Florida Record if I Have a Prior Seal or Expunction?)

If you answered “Yes” to any of the four questions above, you are not eligible to have your record expunged. Remember that answering these questions is merely a starting point and every case is different. In order to determine if your Florida criminal record can be expunged, you should consult with a Jacksonville Record Expunging Attorney. Contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer at 20 Miles Law.  You can contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney at (904) 564-2525 or by email.