Correcting Erroneous F.D.L.E Criminal Records

Fix Your Inaccurate Criminal Record

Correcting Criminal Records

Statewide Representation

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains records of all arrests that occur within Florida. A mistake on your criminal history, such as the absence of the disposition, can cause harm to you in many ways. Correcting criminal records is fast and inexpensive.

Erroneous Criminal Records

People with common names may have criminal histories that reflect someone else’s behavior. A person may have stolen another person’s identity which caused erroneous information to be placed on the wrong criminal history. A disposition showing that the charges were dismissed may be missing. These can all be corrected.

Inaccurate Criminal Records

Your arrest history may reflect the wrong charges or the wrong disposition. This can lead people to believe that you committed a more serious offense, that you were convicted of an offense that may have actually been dropped, or that the charges were never filed against you.

Omissions Within Criminal Histories

The truth is necessary for anyone who is looking at your background. A criminal history that shows an arrest for what is perceived as a serious offense may fail to show that the official charges were significantly less. The lack of a disposition will also allow others’ imagination to fill in the blanks.

Your Criminal Record Starts With the Arrest

Your record starts with the arrest. The charges listed are the charges you were arrested for – not, necessarily, what you were actually charged for doing. For example, the police may charge your for Burglary. After review of the facts, the State Attorney may realize that, in fact, it was a simply trespassing. If this is missing, all that people see is the burglary.

Correcting Criminal Records

When you find a mistake within the records of Florida Department of Law Enforcement you should move quickly to fix the situation. The longer it sits there the more companies have access to it. They, in turn, create more inaccurate records. These can and should be corrected and it is faster than expunging or sealing the record.

Correcting the criminal record in conjunction with an expungement or sealing is often the best way to go. Accurate records must be the cornerstone of this process.


If you would like to contact me regarding your criminal history record please use the form below. I try to reply within 24 hours excluding weekends, holidays, and vacations.

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