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)?