I will presume that your case is over and that you indeed are eligible to expunge (sometimes, we can only seal a record).
So, if you are eligible, the longest part of the process is waiting for FDLE to review your claim. I find this can take over six months sometimes but typically 3-9 months (one time my client and I waited much longer based on a disputed "record" found by FDLE).
Once you have the certificate, file the petition and request a hearing. Depending on the court's calendar, you will likely get a hearing within 2-10 weeks. If the court grants the request, our clerk's here are good about removing the record within days.
Fort Myers, Florida
Mr O'Brien is correct. The most frustrating part of this process is after having sent the application for a certificate for eligibility to seal or expunge, the wait can be as long as 6 months to receive the actual certificate. i have called FDLE a number of times in the past to get an update regarding the status of a particular application, and have laways gotten the impression that the clerks in charge of this process are basically overwhelmed and understaffed. Good luck and remember to be patient.
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