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Criminal Record Expunged in Florida – Do I Qualify?

TILDEN LAWrepresents both new and existing clients in throughout Florida who are wanting to have their criminal record expunged or sealed.  If you have a criminal charge from either Orlando, Orange County or Seminole County, and are interested in erasing it from your record, call our office for a free case evaluation, 407 599-1234.

The first question people ask when they call my firm about clearing their criminal record is, “Do I qualify to have this charge erased off my record?”  The expungement process in Florida is governed by statute and the qualifications for eligibility are outlined therein.  To answer this question, you need to know:

(1)  What was the outcome or court disposition in your case.  To be eligible for a Florida expungement, the underlying case must have either been dismissed by the State Attorney or Court.  If you were found guilty by jury or of you entered a plea (adjudicated or withholding of adjudication) to the underlying charge, you are ineligible. 

(2)  Assuming your underlying case meets the requirement above by being dismissed, the next eligibility requirement is that you can not have ever been convicted (adjudicated guilty) of any other criminal charge in any state as an adult (regardless of passage of time).

(3)  The final expungement requirement is that you have never received any other criminal record expungement or sealing in your lifetime.  Florida allows only one criminal record expungement/sealing during your lifetime (even if the prior expungement/sealing was in a different state). 

If you are interested in Expunging or Sealing your Florida criminal record, contact TILDEN LAW at (407) 599-1234 for a free case evaluation to determine whether you qualify for Florida Criminal Record Expungement.

Fleet Tilden
Fleet Tilden
Beginning in 1923, attorney John Tilden, Esq. established his law practice in Downtown Orlando with a full service law firm serving Central Florida residents. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, attorney N. Fleetwood Tilden, Esq. began his Central Florida law practice after graduating from law school in 1993. After a career as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting Central Florida criminal cases, the Law Office of Tilden Law was established. Practicing exclusively Criminal Defense, Mr. Tilden has handled over 5,000 criminal cases.