1 ) In NE Florida : At 24 , my friend bought alcohol for a party where 15 year girls were drinking . He was arrested for “LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS MOLESTATION” 800 . 04 ( 5 ) ( c ) 2 . The charges were completely dropped ; Disposition notice read “The Assistant State Attorney declines to prosecute this defendant for these charges and any civil charges . ”My friend was still charged with “contributing to delinquency / dependency of a child . ” The sentence paper reflects he pleaded “no contest " and “Adjudication is Withheld” 2 ) A few years later , in South Florida , he was arrested for “BURGLARY / OCC / DWELL” and “GRAND THEFT 3RD DEG” The disposition says “NOLLE PROS - COMP PTI . Can the molestation charges that were dropped be expunged from his record ?
Also, if the molestation charges can be expunged, can charges related to the same event be expunged as well (contributing to delinquency / dependency of a child)? And finally, could application for expungement hurt him in a constant family court battle over custody rights (he currently has full custody of his young child)?
He should contact an attorney in his area. It's possible that the entire first case can be sealed, which removes it from public records and later be expunged after ten years.
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