If you have any convictions on your record whatsoever, you will not be able to seal or expunge any criminal record.
When FDLE does its background check upon receipt of your application to seal or expunge a criminal history, they will look to see if you have ever been convicted of any criminal offense anywhere in the United States.
Traffic infractions obviously do not count as convictions for purposes of sealing or expunging your record. However, criminal traffic offenses such as driving while license suspended (DWLS), reckless driving, and DUI will prevent you from sealing or expunging a record if you have ever been convicted of any of these offenses.
The conviction need not be for the charge you are seeking to seal. The conviction can be for any previous or subsequent charge.
If you are seeking to expunge a record, a prior or subsequent conviction will prevent you from doing that as well.
This is unfair, but it is the law. As a criminal defense attorney who handles many expungements and sealings throughout Florida, I want you to be fully informed as to whether you are eligible to have your record sealed or expunged before you do it.
I handle the cleaning of criminal records all throughout the State of Florida. Call today to discuss whether you are eligible.