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FDLE Delays Greatly Reduced

FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) has made tremendous improvements in their processing time of sealing and expungement applications. In recent months, processing times have gone from 4-5 ...
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Expunging A Sealed Record

As you know there is a difference between sealing and expunging a record. You seal an arrest record when you have pleaded guilty or no contest to the charge, adjudication was withheld (no conviction ...
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FDLE Delays Greatly Reduced

For the past two years, FDLE processing times for applications to seal or expunge Florida criminal records have increased. On average, the wait time from start to finish used to be about 4-6 months. ...
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2014 Record Sealing And Expungement Processing Update

In recent years, the expected turnaround time for an expungement or sealing application has been about 6-8 months. Things aren’t moving much quicker. According to FDLE ( Florida Department of ...
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FDLE Institutes Change In Policy For People With Prior Out-Of-State Expungements or Sealings

As of July 1, 2013, you are in luck if you have previously sealed or expunged your record outside of the State of Florida. Prior to that date, Florida law permitted one sealing or expungement in your ...
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Factors That May Cause Additional Delays In Sealing Or Expunging Your Record

These days, the normal time period in which to expect the completion of your record sealing or expungement is about 6-8 months. However, you can expect 6-8 months only if your sealing or expungement ...
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Record Sealing and Expungements Taking Longer And Longer To Process

It’s no surprise that sealing or expunging your criminal record is a process that takes a long time to complete. That’s because the government processes sealing and expunging applications, ...
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FDLE Experiences Six-Month Delays In Processing Expungement And Sealing Applications

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is responsible for processing applications to seal or expunge criminal records in the State of Florida. However, like most government agencies, ...
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Expunging A Juvenile Record

Your juvenile arrest record can be expunged just like an adult arrest record. However, it is important to know how expunging a juvenile record is different than expunging an adult record. First of ...
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When Your Charges Are Dismissed

Getting your charges dismissed is the goal of every good criminal defense attorney. As an accused person, it should be your goal as well. Getting your charges dismissed is the best outcome that you ...
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The Effect Of Your Juvenile Record On Your Ability To Seal Or Expunge An Adult Case

The number of times you have been arrested is insignificant when it comes to sealing or expunging your criminal record in Florida. So long as those arrests did not result in convictions, or ...
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FDLE Processing February 2013 Applications

As usual, FDLE ( Florida Department of Law Enforcement ) is slow when it comes to processing applications to seal or expunge criminal records. As of right now (July 2013), FDLE is reporting that their ...
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Expect Six To Eight Months Processing Time For Sealing Or Expungement Applications

The days of getting your sealing or expungement completed in three months are over. The backlog is tremendous, and FDLE ( Florida Department of Law Enforcement ) just doesn’t have enough ...
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Sealing Or Expunging Criminal Records Throughout The State Of Florida

While the bulk of my criminal defense practice is confined to Miami-Dade and Broward, I do assist clients with sealing or expunging their criminal records in all Florida counties. The process is ...
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Drug Charges That Cannot Be Sealed

You cannot seal your Florida record just because you were not convicted of the offense. There are certain drug crimes in Florida that cannot be sealed, even if a withhold of adjudication is imposed. ...
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FDLE Still Experiencing Delays Processing Expungement And Sealing Applications

As of today, April 23, 2013, FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) is processing sealing and expungement applications received in November 2012. The process of sealing or expunging your ...
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2013 Expungement Update: FDLE Processing Times

Things aren't getting any quicker with FDLE. FDLE is now processing applications for sealing or expunging criminal records received in September 2012. That means that the total time for completing ...
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How To Seal Or Expunge A Felony And A Misdemeanor

A great result in a criminal case is to have a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor. However, if you are able to get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor, regardless of the outcome of the ...
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Criminal Background Check

In order to qualify to seal or expunge your criminal record, you must have no convictions on your record AND you no prior sealing or expungement applications. FDLE (Florida Department of Law ...
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Expungement/Sealing Update: FDLE Backlog Leads To Delays In Processing

When it comes to sealing or expunging criminal records, applicants always want to know how long does the entire process take ? Under normal circumstances, I would say that the process, from start to ...
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Longer Delays Expected From FDLE

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, " How long does it take to seal or expunge a record? " Under normal circumstances, I would say it takes between three and six months to ...
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Why Is My Mugshot Online?

You go to Google and you enter your name. And your mugshot comes up. Privately-run websites, such as mugshotsusa.com and bustedmugs.com profit off of putting your mugshot on the Internet. They profit ...
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The 5 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Sealing Or Expunging Their Records

They say that when you represent yourself, you have a fool for a client. Not far from the truth. Nobody wants a criminal record. It is smart to erase your criminal record if you can. However, some ...
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Out-Of-State Criminal Records

Records that exist outside of the State of Florida cannot be expunged in any Florida court. You must apply for a sealing or expungement in the court in which the charge occurred. So if you were ...
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The Collateral Consequences of Having A Criminal Record

We all know the direct consequences of having a public criminal record. The most severe consequence is the damage to your personal and professional reputation. In an age where the intimate details of ...
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