How to Seal a Criminal Record in Jacksonville, Florida

Bad things happen to good people.  Not everyone that has been arrested deserves to have a criminal record.  A criminal record will follow a person forever, but there is a way to fix this.  In Jacksonville, Florida, you may be able to get your record sealed. To seal a record in Jacksonville, Florida, there are certain requirements that must be met:

  1. The case did not result in a criminal conviction.  Either the conviction was withheld (withhold adjudication) or the criminal defendant was acquitted after a trial (found not guilty).  
  2. You must have no prior criminal record, and you can only seal one arrest.  In order to seal a record in Jacksonville, Florida, you cannot have an arrest in Jacksonville, Florida or in any other city or state.  
  3. There are certain charges that may not be sealed.  For a list, see Florida Statute Section 943.059.
  4. The proper paperwork and background check must be completed.  
To expunge a withheld conviction or acquittal in Jacksonville, Florida, you must have the criminal record sealed for 10 years prior to applying for the expungement. 
If you are interested in getting a criminal record sealed in Jacksonville, Florida or the surrounding areas, contact a Jacksonville Florida Record Sealing Attorney.
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