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1. How many criminal history records can I expunge or seal in my lifetime?

 

In the State of Florida, a person can only expunge or seal only one criminal history record (i.e., arrest record) in their lifetime unless they are subject to any of the following exceptions, which would not prevent them from seeking another judicial expunction or sealing under Florida Record Expungement Statute – F.S. 943.0585 or Florida Record Sealing Statute – F.S. 943.059

 

EXCEPTION 1 – The subject seeking to expunge or seal a criminal history record meets the particular circumstances which involve automatic expungement by operation of law under Florida Statutes:

EXCEPTION 2 – The subject is seeking to expunge or seal more than one criminal history record in a single proceeding.

    • This exception asks the court to determine whether or not the second arrest in question relates directly to the original arrest.