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If my criminal record is expunged, do I ever have to admit that I have a criminal record?

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Video Transcript

In Florida, by statute, individuals who qualify otherwise are eligible to seal or expunge their record, or at least seek to do so, one time in their lives. That means that even if you’ve been arrested on more than one occasion where both charges, if there’s two, were dropped, you can only expunge one of them.

Keep that in mind in determining whether or not sealing or expunging in a criminal arrest history would be appropriate for you. However, even if you do seal or expunge an arrest history and you’ve only been arrested that one time, there are certain exemptions under Florida law where you might still have to say that you were arrested if asked in job applications or applications for other matters. Speak with a lawyer to determine whether or not you would be appropriate to seek a sealing or an expungement, and then whether or not that will give you the opportunity to say that you’ve never been arrested again, under what circumstances?