Alachua County: Gainesville

Removing the Past
for a Better Tomorrow.

A person arrested in Alachua County, Florida, must petition the court within the county for a criminal arrest record expungement or sealing. We have represented people seeking record expungements and sealing in Gainesville and High Springs, and all of Alachua County since 2002.

Gainesville is a college town, home to the University of Florida. Many clients are past students who many a silly mistake and some are people from Gainesville who need to clear things up.

⚖ Gainesville Record Expungement Attorney

When we represent you for your record expungement or sealing, we do the following:

  • Prepare all documentation
  • Obtain all necessary records to expunge record
  • Submit necessary application and documents
  • Answer all questions from FDLE (if any)
  • Prepare the petition, affidavits, and orders to expunge record
  • Serve all necessary parties
  • File the petition and necessary documentation to expunge record
  • Answer all objections from SAO (if any)
  • Represent you in court

All you have to do is:

  • Notarize three documents, and
  • obtain your fingerprints.

Benefits of an Expunged or Sealed Record in Alachua County are Numerous

A criminal arrest record expungement or sealing destroys/removes official government records referring to your arrest from the public record. The public will no longer have access to your arrest information from online government sources, such as the Clerk of Court, FDLE, or Law Enforcement Agencies.

Additionally, private companies that sell public information will purge this information from their databases once they realize it is no longer a public record. This can be facilitated through notification or simply the passing of time.

You will have the legal ability to deny the arrest occurred. There are a few exceptions to this but this ability is one of the most powerful. Backing this up with a certified letter from the Clerk of Court indicating that no record exists is all that you should need.

Learn more specific information about ⚖ Florida Record Expungement.


Alachua County Government Offices

Government offices in Alachua County, Florida, that maintain arrest record data and would be required to seal or destroy their records upon the granting of an expungement.

Clerk of the Circuit Court
201 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
State Attorney’s Office
120 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601

Alachua County Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Alachua County Law Enforcement Agencies that keep arrest record information. All Sheriff’s Offices maintain arrest data from all county arrests including their own. All of these agencies would be required to destroy or make confidential arrest records that have been expunged or sealed

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
2621 SE Hawthorne Rd
Gainesville, FL 32641
Alachua Police Dept
15000 NW 142nd Ter
Alachua, FL 32615
Gainesville Police Dept
413 NW 8th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
High Springs Police Dept
110 NW 2nd Ave
High Springs, FL 32643

Parking at Courthouse, Gainesville, Florida

Map of Alachua County Courthouse
Alachua County Courthouse map.

If an expungement hearing is required, parking can be an issue. Parking is available in a dedicated parking area and metered parking spots surrounding the courthouse. Try to arrive early to find a spot. Bring plenty of change. If you are willing to walk, free parking is available off of the main avenues.

Alachua County Court Variables
  • Legal Fee: $689
  • Court Cost: $91 (minimum)
  • Time to Complete: Currently 6-9 months.
  • Hearings: Rare
  • Hearing Fee: $395

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