EXPUNGING A CRIMINAL RECORD

In Florida, under some circumstances, you may be able to have a criminal record expunged. You may be eligible for expungement of records relating to a single arrest if you have never been found guilty of a crime, including the offense for which you seek expungement.

There is no right to expungement/sealing and therefore, it is within a judge’s discretion to grant or deny your request.

You may obtain the expungement forms from the local Clerk of Court’s office or on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website. You can also request the forms by writing to:  Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Post Office Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489 Attention: Expungement Section.