Expungements and Sealings are governed by Florida Statute Section 943.0585 and 943.059. Generally speaking, if you have been adjudicated guilty or convicted of any crime you will not qualify for an expungement or sealing. If adjudication was withheld, you don’t qualify for expungement but you may qualify for a sealing. If the charges were nolle prossed or no filed you may qualify for an expungement.
There are some crimes that can’t be sealed or expunged because Florida Statutes specifically exclude them. The attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A can advise you if your particular crime can be sealed or expunged.
Your personal history is very important when trying to obtain certain jobs, licenses, or when trying to get into certain schools. Why let one mistake prevent you from obtaining certain licenses or attending the college or school of your choice. If you have been arrested and would like to have that arrest taken off of your personal history, call the attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A for a free consultation in regard to sealing or expunging your criminal history.