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How do I find out if I have a felony charge on my record?

Largo, FL |

I never committed a felony but FDLE says I have one in my record. How can I see this?

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You can obtain a copy of your criminal history record by going to:

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George P. Conway
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You can also look up your case at the clerk of court's website and see what the file says. If there is in fact a file, you can go to the courthouse and ask to see it (it is public record).

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Both answers are correct. You can purchase your own criminal history from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for a small fee or you can visit the Clerk of Court (in person or online) and look through their public records.

If FDLE says you have a Felony on your record, you should be able to have them provide you with the date of arrest, charge, county and final disposition.

This is a very black-and-white issue. You either have a prior Felony or you do not. I would think that would be worth knowing and/or looking into so you can fix this problem (if it is, in fact, an error). Obviously, a Felony conviction will close a lot of doors (especially in this economy and job market).

Good luck,

Aaron J. Slavin, Esq.

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