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What Is an Expungement or Sealing in Florida?

A court-ordered record expungement or sealing is the first step towards removing your criminal arrest and court records from public view. A court order will require the records to be removed from all public/government websites and will allow you to deny the existence of the arrest in most circumstances (subject to some exceptions).

Each Florida county and judicial circuit has its own unique set of procedures, and they must be followed to the letter. That’s why it’s important to retain an experienced Miami expungement lawyer. I have over 40 years of experience petitioning courts around the state for record sealing and expungements.

Looking to expunge your record? Turn to our Miami expungement attorney to start discussing your options. Contact us today!

Do You Qualify for a Record Sealing or Expungement?

To qualify for a Florida record expungement, your case must have been closed in one of these ways:

  • Your case was either dropped, dismissed, or, once filed, dismissed by the State and:
    • (1) you have never been convicted of a criminal offense in Florida, and
    • (2) all juvenile felonies and specified misdemeanors (found in s. 943.0585(1)(d)) that resulted in an adjudication of delinquency have been automatically expunged pursuant to s. 943.0515, Fla. Stat., and
    • (3) you have never sealed or expunged another arrest record in Florida
      (unless you are expunging an arrest that has been sealed for 10-years).

To qualify for a Florida record sealing, your case must have been closed
in one of these ways:

  • You entered a plea of “Guilty” or “No Contest” and the Court “Withheld” adjudication of guilt, or
  • You were found not guilty after a trial, or
  • You were found guilty after a trial but the Court “Withheld” adjudication of guilt, and
    • (1) the offense(s) you were found guilty of is/are not prohibited from being sealed, pursuant to
      s. 943.0584, Fla. Stat., and
    • (2) you have never been convicted of a criminal offense in Florida, and
    • (3) all juvenile felonies and specified misdemeanors (found in s. 943.059, Fla. Stat.) that resulted in an adjudication of delinquency have been automatically expunged pursuant to s. 943.0515, Fla. Stat., and
    • (4) you have never sealed or expunged another arrest in Florida.

More Than Three Decades of Experience

I am a Miami expungement lawyer with more than three decades of experience in the legal field. If you are interested in learning whether or not you qualify for expungement and what exactly this process entails, contact my Florida law office today and schedule a free case evaluation. Some crimes cannot be sealed – including residential burglary, robbery, kidnapping, child abuse, elder abuse, lewd and lascivious acts, aggravated assault or battery, and stalking. When you meet with me as your Miami expungement attorney, we can discuss your case and arrest history in order to determine the best strategy for accomplishing your personal goals.

With more than 40 years of experience on both sides of the courtroom – as both a private defense attorney and a former prosecutor – and a long list of professional accolades, I offer the right kind of legal advocacy and representation for your case.

Call my firm for a case evaluation! Contact Jonathan Blecher, P.A. today to discuss expungement of your criminal record.