Do you want to have your past criminal record in Florida sealed? It may be possible to seal your case that resulted in an acquittal or withheld adjudication, but only if you have never been convicted of an offense. Unfortunately, if you have a conviction on your record, regardless of when or where it occurred, it is impossible to seal or expunge any record in Florida. Is your record getting in the way of your future plans and keeping you from finding a good job or a place to live? We have completed over 1,000 cases in the state of Florida, and we would love to help you seal your criminal record in Florida.
Your past Florida criminal record may pop up in standard private background checks performed by employers and landlords. This can keep you from finding gainful employment or a new place to live. Also, these days pretty much anyone with a few bucks and an internet connection can run a background check on you too, delving into your private past and possibly causing you some embarrassment. The good news is, depending upon your offense and how it was adjudicated, you may be eligible to seal your record in Florida. Our firm leads the country in record clearing; our level of service and our expertise cannot be beat. We are confident that we are equipped to help you get your record sealed in Florida.
Want to find out now if you qualify to get your Florida Record Sealed? You can do so by doing this short and confidential free online evaluation.
Florida Statute Section 943.059 allows for an individual to seal the Florida records of an arrest and court case if they were acquitted or if adjudication was withheld. However, there are prohibited offenses that even if the court withheld adjudication would prevent you from sealing the record (see below for list). Moreover, you also cannot not have any other convictions on your record or have expunged or sealed any other record.
Florida law allows an individual to have their criminal record sealed under some circumstances. After the records are sealed, criminal justice agencies are not permitted to release the case information. After a criminal record is sealed, it is confidential and unavailable to the general public, future employers, or other inquiring entities.
Offenses that may not be sealed even if the court withheld adjudication:
The first step in getting your record sealed is to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). You are not eligible for a sealing or expungement if you have any convictions on your criminal record, from Florida or any other state. Once the FDLE reviews your application and issues the certificate to you, you can then petition the court to have your record sealed. The certificate will be attached to your sealing petition. The FDLE takes about 6 months to process your application.
The court, depending on how busy that particular court is, can take anywhere from 2 to 6 months. Remember this is after you already waited approximately 6 months for the certificate from the FDLE. So all together a typical case in Florida takes about 8 to 12 months. Hillsborough County is more in the 12 month range.
We charge a flat fee for our record sealing service. For this fee, we will research your case, fill out and send your application to get your eligibility certificate to the FDLE, put together and file your petition with the court, respond to any DA opposition and have our attorney go to court to zealously advocate for you. Your physical appearance in court probably will not be mandatory. You can just have us do all the work, while you look up the progress that has been made on your case through the client portal on our online case management system.
We have successfully done over 1000 expungement cases in Florida. We offer a money-back guarantee on record sealing and expungement cases. We are so confident that we offer great service at the best prices, we also back our prices up with a price match policy. Just bring in a lower quote or offer from one of our competitors and it will be matched.
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* This price includes filing fees and court costs. The $75 FDLE fee is included in price quoted; however, this will require you to be fingerprinted.
** The money back guarantee applies to denials at the court level after a certificate of eligibility is granted by the FDLE. If the certificate of eligibility is denied by the FDLE (before case reaches the court level), there will a refund of amount paid minus the $75 filing fee paid to the FDLE and $200 for case research.
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