Sealing and Expungement
Florida has broad public records laws in which criminal cases are public and remain public even after a case is dismissed or after an acquittal at trial. However, in Florida, each person has one opportunity to seal or expunge a criminal case from their record. Sealing and expunging are similar processes in which a person can have the records of their case removed from public view on the Clerk of Court website and records of their arrest removed from the Sheriff’s Office website. An individual must meet specific criteria to qualify to have these records removed from public viewing. Most significantly, a person cannot have been convicted of any offense in the state of Florida in their history to be eligible to seal or expunge a case from public view. We will determine whether or not your case qualifies for a sealing or expungement and we will handle the process for you.