Under Florida law, you cannot seal or expunge an arrest record if you have been convicted of a crime. With a Jacksonville Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrest, if you plead guilty or no contest to DUI, this will result in a conviction. Florida Law does not allow the court to withhold adjudication (conviction) in Jacksonville DUI cases. This will not only affect your ability to seal the DUI arrest, but it will also effect your ability to seal any other Florida arrest.
You cannot seal or expunge a criminal arrest record in Florida if you have been adjudicated guilty (convicted) of any crime. If you have a conviction for Driving Under the Influence in Jacksonville, you cannot have an unrelated crime sealed. For example, John Smith is arrested for battery in 2005. The charges are dropped. In 2002, he was arrested and pled no contest to a Jacksonville DUI charge. Normally, he would be eligible to get his battery arrest expunged. However, since he has a DUI conviction, he is not eligible to get the battery expunged.
Therefore, if you are arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Jacksonville, Florida, it is important for many reasons that you defend the case in the best manner possible. If you are facing Jacksonville DUI charges, contact Jacksonville DUI Attorney.