Sealing and Expunging Criminal Arrest Records Statewide In Florida

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What is the difference between a record sealing and record expungement?

Both a seal or expungement will remove your arrest record from public view. The difference between record sealing and record expungement is what happens to the arrest record itself.

difference between a criminal record seal and criminal record expunge When a criminal history record is sealed, the public will not have access to it. Certain governmental or related entities, primarily those listed in Florida Statutes, have access to sealed record information in its entirety.

When a record has been expunged, those entities which would have access to a sealed record will be informed that the subject of the record has had a record expunged, but would not have access to the record itself without a court order. All they would receive is a caveat statement indicating that "Criminal Information has been Expunged from this Record".

Whether you qualify to seal or expunge your case depends on how the case closed out. If your case was dismissed by the judge, dropped by the state attorney, or never filed by the state attorney then the case can be expunged. If you ended up taking a plea to the case, but received a withhold of adjudication, you MAY BE ELIGIBLE to seal the case. I say "may be eligible" because not all types of charges can be sealed if you take a plea to them.

Charges considered to be "dangerous crimes" cannot be sealed if you take a plea to them. For example:

  1. You were charged with aggravated battery but the charges were dismissed, dropped, or never filed. You can expunge the case.
  2. You were charged with aggravated battery, but you ended up taking a plea and getting a withhold of adjudication. You can't seal or expunge this case.

To find out if you qualify for a record sealing or record expungement just follow the link below.

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Michelle Paredes, Esq.
Attorney At Law

Mailing Address:

PO Box 144276
Coral Gables, FL 33114

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I went to Seal My Record because a friend had referred me to them. I had a felony case from years ago that was making it very hard to get and keep a decent job despite the fact that I had a college degree. Another lawyer told me he couldn’t seal my felony case because I had been previously convicted of a traffic misdemeanor. Seal My Record was able to have the traffic conviction removed so that I could seal my felony case! What other lawyers said couldn’t be done, Seal My Record did. It has made all the difference in my life and the life of my family. I am grateful to this law firm helping have a second chance at a good prosperous life.

Winston C., Coral Gables, Fl.


Law Offices of
Michelle Paredes, Esq.

Mailing Address:

PO Box 144276
Coral Gables, FL 33114
Tel: 305-910-4590

We May Be Able To Help With Other Arrest Issues!

Were you the victim of excessive force By Police? Were you falsely arrested and then the charges were dropped? Email us at SealMyRecord@Gmail.Com and tell us about it. You may be entitled to monetary compensation!