What charges may be expunged?

The same requirements that apply to sealing records also apply to expunging records with a few extra requirements. A charge that resulted in a disposition of adjudication withheld or an acquittal (not guilty) after trial can be expunged after it has been sealed for at least 10 years and there are hasn't been any disqualifying criminal activity during the same period. Florida Statutes, section 943.0585(2)(h) outlines exactly what is required, as does our qualification form. It also outlines that any charge that was dismissed before trial (e.g., no information, nolle prosequi, no bill, etc.) can be expunged immediately after the charges are disposed and so long as the person's record is otherwise eligible.

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