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Eligibility criteria to have your record sealed.

To be eligible to receive a sealing in Florida, the applicant must:

1.

Never have been adjudicated guilty of a criminal offense or comparable ordinance violation, or been adjudicated delinquent for committing any felony or a misdemeanor specified in s. 943.051(3)(b);

2.

Never been adjudicated guilty of, or adjudicated delinquent for committing, any of the acts stemming from the arrest or alleged criminal activity to which the petition pertains;

3.

Never have secured a prior sealing or expunction of a criminal history record in Florida or from any jurisdiction outside the state;

4.

Not have received a withhold of adjudication on any of the charges listed here. Note: if you have multiple charges on your record, and you received a withhold of adjudication on one of the previously listed charges, you can still apply to seal or expunge the other charge(s) as long as all other requirements are met;

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Be eligible for such an expunction to the best of his or her knowledge or belief and must not have any other petition to expunge or any petition to seal pending before any court.

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