Court-Ordered Sealing & Expungement in Florida

Christine Elizabeth Pejot

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Posted about 5 years ago. Applies to Florida, 1 helpful vote

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SEALING OR EXPUNGEMENT:

1.) No convictions, including the offense that you wish to have sealed or expunged; 2). No prior sealing or expungement -- except when a person seeks expungement of an offense that has been sealed for 10 years

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EXAMPLES OF CRIMES NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SEALING OR EXPUNGEMENT:

Arson, Burglary of a Dwelling, Domestic Violence, Drug Trafficking, False Imprisonment, Homicide, Illegal Use of Explosives, Kidnapping, Lewdness and Indecent Exposure, Manslaughter, Most Sexual offenses, Obsenity, Prostitution, Robbery and Car-Jacking offenses, Stalking and Aggravated Stalking, Terrorism, Voyeurism, Violations of the FL Communications Fraud Act, and any attempt or conspiracy relating of the above offenses.

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Sealing and/or expunging a criminal record is a valuable opportunity for many individuals. For example, once a court order is entered, a person may lawfully answer “no” to questions on most job applications pertaining to whether the person has ever been arrested or charged with a crime. I hope this information was helpful to you. Of course, if you have a specific question on this topic, you should contact an experienced attorney to arrange a consultation. You may also find useful informaton on the FL Department of Law Enforcement website.

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