The popular belief is that once you turn 18, you’re granted an automatic fresh start, with any teenage blemishes on your record, if not completely disappearing into the ether, then at least relegated to “Doesn’t Count” status. This, of course, is untrue.
Criminal Record Expunge
It is often asked how long it takes to seal or expunge a record in Florida. We tell potential clients that it takes on average 5-8 months to go through the sealing or expunge process. The reasons can vary, however, some of the factors to consider are:
CAN YOU SEAL OR EXPUNGE A FLORIDA RECORD FROM ANOTHER STATE? This question from an interested client can be interpreted in 2 different ways.
Wow. What a verdict on the Casey Anthony case. We here at Sealmyrecord.com are astounded as everyone else. As you all know by know, Casey Anthony was found not guilty on the first degree murder charge, the aggravated child abuse charge, and the manslaughter of a child charge. She was found guilty of 4 misdemeanor counts of providing false information to police. The judge sentenced her to the maximum time for each charge, but when you include the time she has been in custody awaiting trial, she will be out by July 13th, 2011.
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.
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:
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.
How much does it cost to seal or expunge a case in Florida?
Sealing and expungement of a case in Florida is not an expensive legal procedure. Remember that you are investing in yourself for a lifetime! Usually, second chances in life can’t be bought. However, Florida law does allows to you to seal or expunge one case which does give you a second chance to have a clean public record.
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.
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.