How Long Will an Arrest Stay on Your Criminal Record in Florida?

Jacksonville Expunge Record

What will someone see with a background check?

Have you been arrested for Jacksonville theft charges in Duval County?  Were you given a Florida citation or notice to appear for possession of drug paraphernalia in Jacksonville?  Did the St Johns County Sheriff’s Office arrest you years ago for Florida possession of cocaine?  Does the Clay County Clerk of Court have a public record of your Florida domestic battery arrest?  Even if your Jacksonville criminal lawyer helped you get the charges dropped, there is likely a record of your arrest.

Many people believe that their criminal record will disappear after so many years.  This is not the case.  It does not matter if your case is two years old or ten years old.  It will probably show up when someone runs a background check.  If you want to clear your Florida criminal record, you should consider sealing or expunging it.  You must be eligible under Florida Statute Section 943.0585 or Section 943.059.  You may contact a Jacksonville criminal attorney if you are interested in erasing an arrest from your criminal background.  Call (904) 564-2525 to speak with a Jacksonville lawyer about your situation.  You can also send an email.

Here are some frequently asked questions that you may have if you want to seal or expunge your Florida record:

Can I Expunge My Florida Criminal Record?
Can I Seal My Florida Criminal Record?
How Much Does It Cost to Seal or Expunge FL Criminal Record?
The Difference Between Sealing and Expunging Florida Record
Can I Seal or Expunge My Entire Record in FL?
How Many Times Can I Expunge a Florida Criminal Record?
How Long Will It Take to Seal or Expunge My Florida Record?
What is the Fastest Way to Expunge a Criminal Record in FL?
Which Crimes that Cannot Be Sealed in Florida?

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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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