Sealing and Expunging Criminal Arrest Records Statewide In Florida

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Florida Law

Can A Judge Suspend My Driver’s License If I am Convicted of Possession of Marijuana, Cocaine, or a controlled substance?

By smradmin

Under Florida law (Florida Statute 322.055) a judge is obligated to direct the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (“the department”) to suspend the driver’s license of a person who has been convicted (adjudicated guilty) of possession or sale of, trafficking in, or conspiracy to possess, sell, or traffic in a controlled substance. The suspension period is two (2) years. The most common controlled substance violation that people are charged with are marijuana, cocaine, and prescription medication possession. Read More

Sealing or Expungement After Getting A Pardon in Florida

By smradmin

If I Get a Pardon Can I Seal or Expunge my Case? In order to expunge or seal a case, a person must first apply for and obtain a “certificate of eligibility” from the Fla. Dept. of Law Enforcement.

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Sealing or Expungement of Theft Charges in Florida

By smradmin

Any type of theft charge can be sealed or expunged in Florida as long as you meet the statutory criteria for sealing and expungement. The basic criteria to seal or expunge a theft case are:

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Can I Seal or Expunge My Case While On Probation?

By smradmin

There are various requirements that have to be met in order for a person to be eligible to seal or expunge. One of those requirements is that the person can’t be under court supervision. There are various types of court supervision. For example, house arrest, work release, community control, and probation.

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Domestic Violence Cases - Seal or Expunge Options

By smradmin

Recently we posted a blog on dometic violence. We've received a tremendous amount of feedback and questions on it and so we've decided to elaborate on the subject a bit more.

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Pretrial diversion or pretrial intervention in Florida

By smradmin

If you have been charged with a crime and you are a first time offender, there is a very good possibility that the state attorney will offer you a "pretrial diversion/intervention" program. So, what is this? This is essentially an offer made to you by the state to drop the charges against you if you comply with certain conditions. The most common condition is that you go to some educational counseling classes. There will be a fee for these classes but they are usually less than court costs if you took a plea. Read More

Sealing or expunging more than one case (multiple cases)

By smradmin

Florida law allows you to seal or expunge more than one case only if the cases are related to the same arrest. A court may also order the expungement of one arrest or "one incident" of criminal activity. What constitutes "one incident" of criminal activity is often up for interpretation by the court. There have been cases where a "spree" of crimes has been determined to be only "one incident" of criminal activity and all those cases would be eligible for expungement. Read More

Juvenile Record Expungement or Sealing in Florida

By smradmin

Can Juvenile Criminal Records Be Expunged Or Sealed? Yes, expungement or sealing of juvenile records can be done the same way that adult records are expunged or sealed. They are also subject to the same criteria regarding expungement. Meaning, you can't have been convicted of the offense you wish to expunge or seal and you can't have any other convictions on your juvenile record. A conviction on a juvenile record is called an "adjudication of delinquency". Read More

Concealed weapons Permit in Florida - How does an expunge or seal of the record affect it?

By smradmin

There are certain crimes that will prevent you from getting a concealed weapons permit even if you are not convicted for them and get a withhold of adjudication.

For example:

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Can you expunge or seal a marijuana drug possession case in Florida?

By smradmin

Being arrested for possession of marijuana is one of the most common criminal offense in Florida. If you had 20 grams of less of marijuana you were likely charged with a misdemeanor. If you had more than 20 grams in your possession, you were likely charged with felony possession. You may have been arrested physically or the police officer may have even given you a PTA (promise to appear). A PTA is merely a summons that you sign promising to appear in court. If you don’t appear in court, the judge will issue a warrant for your arrest. Read More


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