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Criminal Record Expungements: More Good Stuff

In the realm of law, in between the nether world and the iclouds, there is a place where things sometimes seem pretty darn good. Doesn’t mean it is! Or forever will be – but, for now, good. This This is…

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FLA Expungements: A Brief History, Part 2.

florida expungement history part 2

Ah, Part 2 of the amazing History of Florida Expungements. There is never a dull moment at the Florida Appellate Courts. Prepare to have your mind blown as you read about burden shifting and the factual basis. Put your seat…

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FLA Expungements: A Brief History, Part 1.

history of expungements part 1

Birth is a struggle.  It is the painful point that let’s us all know “life ain’t going to be easy.”  Like so much in life, analogies can be found everywhere.  With the Florida expungement law, this is true.  It all…

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Can a Pardon Make you Eligible to Seal or Expunge Your Record?

can a pardon make you eligible to expunge your record

In order to seal or expunge a criminal record in Florida the law requires that the Petitioner obtain a certificate of eligibility from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. To qualify for a Certificate of Eligibility the applicant cannot have been convicted of any prior offense. Under Florida law a conviction, for purposes of sealing or expunging a criminal record, means that the petitioner was either adjudicated guilty as an adult or adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile for a criminal offense. The question that often comes up is whether a pardon will alleviate the conviction impediment.

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