If you live in Florida and have an arrest listed on your criminal record, this can cause some serious problems in your life and ability to earn a living.
While there are intricacies that take place throughout the Florida Sealing Records process, the general steps which take place to have your records sealed in Florida include: The sealing process is essentially three, sometimes four steps:
- Submit Application – The first step is that you must submit your application for a certificate of eligibility (CoE) to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
- Submit Court Filings – Once you have obtained your Certificate of Eligibility from the FDLE, it must be filed with the Clerk of Courts so that the Judge may sign the certificate. Additional documents must also be submitted to the court.
- Hearing on Petition to Seal – If required, a hearing must be attended on the Petition to Seal your criminal record. It should be noted that a hearing is not required in all instances, and quite often depends on where you live and the nature of the offense that you are seeking to seal.
- Notify Proper Agencies of Sealing – Once you have obtained the Order sealing the criminal history, you must notify all of the proper governmental agencies that have a record of the criminal history that the criminal record has in fact been sealed.
If you would like to have your record sealed, it is important that you speak to a Florida Sealing Lawyer that can assist you to make sure that your record is sealed the first time without any problems.
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