Go to the Clerk of Court where you had the case and request a certified copy of the disposition. You should also request a certified copy of the file at this time so that you have it available in case that you need it once the case is closed. There is also some information that you will need to the application and the final paperwork such as arrest date and arresting agency.
Download Seal Expunge Packet
Download a Seal/Expunge packet from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement here:
Fill out the application and submit it to the State attorney's office sign off on the application. The State attorney office will sign off on the case once the case is dismissed for good. Meaning that you completed the terms of a pretrial diversion program or the speedy trial period has passed.
Submit Application to FDLE
Submitted to Application, Certified Disposition, and a copy of your fingerprints along with a check to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for processing.
Request a Court Hearing
Once you have the Certificate of Eligibility from the FDLE prepare a Affidavit of Eligibility, Motion to Expunge, and Order of Expungement and file them with the Court. They may charge you a fee for this.
Attend Court Hearing
At this point the Court Hearing is just a technicality. If all of the paperwork is in order the Judge will sign the Order of Expungement, and your case will be expunged.
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