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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 Law Enforcement), applications received in December of 2013 are now being processed.

Remember that expungements take a little bit longer than sealing because the State Attorney’s Office in the county in which the case was disposed must first process the application before it goes to FDLE.

A sealing goes directly to FDLE.

Eric Matheny is an attorney who both seals and expunges criminal records throughout the State of Florida.