As a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer I get numerous calls about Jacksonville, Florida Record Seal/Expunge. In most cases I can assist an individual in achieving this goal. However, Florida Statutes do define some offenses, regardless of adjudication that could potentially make a person ineligible for a Jacksonville Record Seal/Expunge.
Florida Statute § 943.059 governs Florida Record Sealing. It permits a Criminal Defendant in Florida to seal his or her record under certain circumstances. In particular, in order to have your Florida Criminal Record sealed, you cannot have ever been convicted of a crime. In the majority of Florida Record Sealing Cases, the applicant has been given a withhold of adjudication. With many crimes, if you have been given a withhold, you can petition to have your record sealed in Florida. However, there are certain crimes that you cannot have sealed, even if the conviction was withheld. The crimes are listed in Florida Statute § 907.041 and are as follows: