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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