Overview Description

Records of a case that did not end with a conviction can be expunged by the court 10 years after a court order sealed the record. Fla. Stat. § 943.0585(2)(h).

Ineligible Category or Citation

See Fla. Stat. § 943.0585

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in court and accompanied by a certificate of eligibility for expungement. For the specific procedure, see Fla. Stat. § 943.0585.

Fees

There is a $75 processing fee to apply for a certificate of eligibility for expungement. Fla. Stat. § 943.0585(2)(b).

Effect

The record is confidential and not available to any person or entity except upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction. Fla. Stat. § 943.0585(4). The person can lawfully deny or fail to acknowledge the arrests covered by the expunged record, except in the circumstances specified in Fla. Stat. § 943.0585(4)(a).

Forms

Certificate of eligibility application forms are available here.

Waiting Periods

The petition to expunge the record may be filed 10 years after the record is sealed.

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