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Sealing & Expunging Criminal Records


According to Florida law, convicted felons cannot seal or expunge a record. A convicted felon can apply to have his or her rights restored, but their record will not be sealed or expunged.

The only people who may qualify to have their records sealed are those who have a not been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor or criminal traffic offense such as DUI, reckless driving or driving with a suspended license. A conviction on one case can prevent the person from sealing or expunging any other case, even if they were found not guilty or the charges were dismissed by the judge or nolle prossed (dropped by prosecutor).

People who have received withholds of adjudication on misdemeanors and felonies that are not considered forcible felonies, may qualify to seal their record if they have no convictions on other cases.

Anyone who has a withhold on an aggravated battery, aggravated assault, burglary of a dwelling, robbery, murder, kidnapping, or sex charges, will not be able to seal or expunge their record.

For all inquires about sealing and expungement of cases filed in State Court in Miami Dade County, please contact us at

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