Criminal Records Attorneys
Florida Expungement Lawyers
The Florida expungement lawyers at Aaron Delgado & Associates are experienced of the requirements that a person must meet to seek an expungement and/or sealing of his or her records. We have offices in Daytona Beach and DeLand. Call 386-222-6677 today so our lawyers can explain how the requirements apply to your case if:
- You have never previously had your records sealed or expunged.
- You have never been convicted (adjudicated) of a misdemeanor, criminal ordinance violation or felony.
- You are not under court supervision.
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Sealing Records in Florida
Sealing records does not mean the case record was destroyed. However, it does mean that your criminal record is not available to the general public and will appear to most record requests as though you had no record.
Through the expungement of your case, the court records are destroyed and the information about your criminal past is not available to the general public and/or private background checks, and the few governmental agencies that are entitled to access only receive information that a record was expunged, not the details of the record.
A Florida expungement lawyer at our firm can discuss the specifics of your case with you to determine if sealing or expunging is available to clear your record.
Crimes that Cannot be Sealed or Expunged in Florida
It is important to know that not all types of charges can be sealed and/or expunged. There are limitations that we can discuss with you based on our assessment of your situation. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, there are 36 crimes that cannot be sealed or expunged:
- Aggravated Assault
- Aggravated Battery
- Illegal use of explosives
- Child abuse or Aggravated Child Abuse
- Abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult, or aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult
- Aircraft piracy
- Sexual Battery
- Lewd, lascivious, or indecent assault or act upon or in the presence of a child under the age of 16 years
- Sexual activity with a child, who is 12 years of age or older but less than 18 years of age, by or at solicitation of a person in familial or custodial authority
- Burglary of a dwelling
- Stalking and Aggravated Stalking
- An act of domestic violence
- Home-invasion Robbery
- An act of terrorism
- Manufacturing certain controlled substances
- Sexual misconduct with a developmentally-disabled person
- Sexual misconduct with a mental-health patient
- Luring or enticing a child
- Sexual battery
- Procuring a person under the age of 18 for prostitution
- Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age
- Scheme to defraud or organized fraud
- Lewd or lascivious offense upon or in presence of elderly person or disabled person
- Sexual performance by a child
- Offenses by public officers and employees
- Showing or selling obscene literature to a minor
- Computer pornography
- Selling or buying of minors
- Trafficking in controlled substances
However, juvenile records are automatically sealed, which is beneficial to the juvenile's future.
Contact a Florida expungement attorney to discuss the possibility of expunging and/or sealing your records. At Aaron Delgado & Associates, we provide a free initial consultation for all of our criminal defense cases.