You do not need to be convicted of a crime in Florida to have a Florida Criminal Record. If you were arrested or issued a notice to appear (criminal citation), this will create a Florida Criminal Record. Your Florida Criminal Background History is available online to anyone that is willing to pay $24 for it on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s website (see FDLE webpage). Additionally, most criminal court records are public record and available online in most Florida counties. For example, if you are seeking a Jacksonville criminal record, you may search the Duval County Clerk of Court’s website. This is open for anyone to see. You can stop this by petitioning to have your Florida Criminal Record sealed or expunged.
To learn more about sealing or expunging your Florida Criminal Record contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer to review your Florida Criminal History. In addition, you must meet certain requirements to seal or expunge an arrest in Florida. That is where a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer may prove to be invaluable, I will be able to review your Criminal History and make the initial determination as to your applicability to having your Record Sealed or Expunged.