Can LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS MOLESTATION charges that were dropped be expunged (FL)?

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 ?

Miami, FL -

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Harrison Wesley Poole

Harrison Wesley Poole

Criminal Defense Attorney - Fernandina Beach, FL
Answered

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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Grant Ian Schwarz

Grant Ian Schwarz

Criminal Defense Attorney - Hollywood, FL
Answered

Most likely not.

James W Chandler

James W Chandler

Criminal Defense Attorney - Naples, FL
Answered

Typically he cannot have the L&L expunged, but may be able to have the Burglary expunged. It typically will not hurt him in family court, no conviction, many years ago, etc.

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