Can you expunge a Florida aggravated battery or domestic battery record if the charges were dropped?
A Florida criminal record may be sealed pursuant to Florida Statute Section 943.0585. Florida Statute Section 907.041 provides a list of crimes that cannot be sealed. However, if the charges were dropped, then, you can expunge your record. The enumerated list of crimes do not apply when petitioning to have your record expunged. If the charges were dropped, the FDLE will not reject a Florida Criminal Defendant’s application for a certificate of eligibility, assuming all other necessary conditions are fulfilled. However, if the original offense was a violent crime or was a sexual offense, it will be more difficult to have the petition to expunge granted. Therefore, it is important to be well prepared for a hearing and hire a Criminal Record Expunging Attorney.