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What can be expunged from a criminal record in Florida?

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Video Transcript

A common misconception is that there is one unilateral criminal record that’s assigned to a person. In today’s day and age with technology progressing at an infinitely fast pace and with the existence of criminal arrest history through a number of public and private databases that are purchased through public databases you cannot assume that if you expunge your criminal arrest history that that means that any trace of it would ever exist again. What you will commonly see is websites where mugshots that are obtained from public agencies, relative to your arrest, still exist and may not be covered by an order expunging your record in terms of having to have them removed from the Internet.

It’s a complicated process and so it’s best that you speak with a lawyer to determine what, if anything, you can do to either expunge your record or to minimize or mitigate any other information that may exist out there that’s not eligible to be expunged under Florida law.