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Aren’t criminal history records deleted automatically if the charges in my case were dismissed, dropped, abandoned, no actioned, not prosecuted (i.e., nolle prosequi), or if I was found not guilty (i.e., acquitted)?

 

No. Even when your case is thrown out of court through any of the above-mentioned favorable dispositions, the only way for your criminal history record to be either expunged or sealed from the public records’ database in the State of Florida, is through the statutory process according to Florida Record Expungement Statute – F.S. 943.0585 and Florida Record Sealing Statute – F.S. 943.059.

 

What if I successfully completed Pre-Trial Diversion (PTD) or Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI), isn’t my criminal history record automatically deleted upon successful completion?

 

No. Even when you successfully complete all of the conditions imposed in your case through a pre-trial diversion program and where the case is ultimately nolle prosequi, dismissed or dropped, the only way for your criminal history record to be either expunged or sealed from the public records’ database in the State of Florida, is through the statutory process according to Florida Record Expungement Statute – F.S. 943.0585 and Florida Record Sealing Statute – F.S. 943.059.