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PAUL MILITELLO, P.A.
SEALING FLORIDA CRIMINAL RECORDS
Protecting the
Rights of Others
Law Firm
Many criminal arrests end in a result other than a criminal
conviction.  Some of these other dispositions are, cases are
dropped, adjudication is withheld, cases are diverted to programs
such as PTI (pretrial intervention), Drug PTI, Drug Court, or Teen
Court.  

Even if your case is dropped, adjudication is withheld, or the case
is diverted, the criminal arrest records and files remain, and these
can typically be accessed by the public or by background checks.  
Many arrest records are now as easy to discover as an Internet
search of the local clerk's office or sheriff's web page.

Florida law allows you to
seal or to expunge  criminal records in
certain cases.  

A successful
sealing results in the criminal history record
becoming confidential and exempt from public records requests
(such as employment background checks), subject to certain
exceptions.  

A successful
expunction results in the physical destruction or
obliteration of the criminal history records, subject to certain
exceptions.

Either a sealing or expunction will allow the person to lawfully
deny or fail to acknowledge the arrests
covered by the sealed
or expunged records, subject to certain exceptions.

Contact us for a free consultation to determine whether or not your
criminal  record may be sealed or expunged.