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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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  1. Greetings:

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

    http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/getdoc/2952da22-ba08-4dfc-9e45-2d7932a803ea/Obtaining-Criminal-History-Information.aspx

    Best regards,

    George P. Conway
    www.albanycriminaldefenselawyer.com
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  2. 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).


  3. 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.
    SLAVIN LAW FIRM, LLC

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