What If I Seal or Expunge My Florida Criminal Record

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What happens if I seal my Jacksonville criminal record?  Will it help me if I expunge my Florida record?  Can I say that I was never arrested in Duval County if I seal my arrest record?  Will they destroy my record in Clay County if I expunge the criminal record?  I pleaded no contest to Florida possession of marijuana in St. Johns County.  Can I still seal the record?   I entered a plea of guilty to Jacksonville petit theft as a Jacksonville juvenile delinquent.  Am I still eligible for a record seal? I want to clear a Florida drug charge from a background check.  Will I be able to do erase this criminal offense from my Nassau County record?  How Do You Seal or Expunge a Florida Criminal Charge?  How Can I Clear a Florida Background Check?

There are two laws that apply to sealing or expunging a record in Florida.  They are Florida Statutes Sections 943.059 and 943.0585.  The Florida record sealing law is Section 943.059.  The law for a record expunction or expungment is 943.0585 (Read “Florida’s Law to Expunge a Record is FL Statute 943.0585” for more information).  If you want to fix your record in Northeast Florida, one of these laws could apply to you.  While they are different laws, they have similar effects.  They have the same effect on your ability to deny that you were arrested in Jacksonville.  Let’s say that have had your Florida criminal recorded sealed or expunged.  You can legally says that you were not arrested.  You can deny the arrest ever happened on job applications.  There is an exception to this law.  Read “Can People See My Florida Record After it is Sealed or Expunged?” on this Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog.  There are Crimes that Cannot Be Sealed in Florida.  This is true even if you were not convicted of the crime and the adjudication was withheld.  You may still be able to expunge your Florida record if your charges were dropped.  You may be clear to expunge your record if you successfully completed a diversion program with the State Attorney’s Office.

If you want to Pass a Background Check in Jacksonville Florida, you should consider sealing or expunging your record.  You may be wondering if you can seal your record in Duval County.  You may not be sure if you are eligible for a record expunction in St. Johns or Nassau County.  You may be confused if your Clay County record can be sealed or expunge.  You are probably wondering, “How Much Does It Cost to Clear a Florida Criminal Record?

When you have questions, just ask a Jacksonville lawyer at 20 Miles Law for help.  You can dial (904) 564-2525 or send and email to a Jacksonville attorney about your problem.  Contact a Jacksonville criminal lawyer for help with your criminal record.  A Jacksonville criminal defense attorney may be able to help you.  Call (904) 564-2525 to talk to a Jacksonville criminal lawyer with experience.



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About Cynthia, 20 Miles Law

Cynthia Veintemillas

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Cynthia Veintemillas is an experienced Florida attorney. She began her legal career at the public defender’s office in Jacksonville, Florida. Her primary practice fields include criminal defense, litigation, and family law. She has also represented many people facing foreclosure in Duval County, Clay County, and St. Johns County, Florida.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Florida, 2006
  • South Carolina, 2007
  • Middle District of Florida, 2009

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Florida Bar 
Member Since: 2006
  • South Carolina 
Member Since: 2007
  • Jacksonville Bar 
Member Since: 2008
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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