FDLE processing times are down to about 30-40 days. If you are going to seal or expunge your record, now is the time to do it. In recent months, processing times have been as long as 6 months.
In recent months, FDLE processors have gotten caught up and are beginning to deal with the influx of applications in a timely manner.
If you submit your application to FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) today, you can expect that your Certificate of Eligibility may be issued in about 30-40 days.
FDLE is the entity that processes all sealing/expunging applications in the State of Florida. Whether sealing or expunging, FDLE must review your application to determine whether to issue a Certificate of Eligibility. Since FDLE is now processing applications at a quicker rate, the entire process of sealing or expunging a criminal record in Florida has shortened considerably. The entire process from start to finish is now taking around 3-5 months.
Eric Matheny is a sealing/expungement lawyer sealing or expunging criminal records in all 67 Florida counties.