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FDLE Processing Sealing/Expungement Applications Submitted in December 2016

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has begun processing sealing/expungement applications submitted in December of 2016.  This means that if your application packet was submitted to FDLE around December 2016, a processor is finally reviewing your application to determine your eligibility.

This backlog reflects the large number of sealing/expungement applicants in Florida, as well as a shortage of FDLE processors.

The entire process, right now, is taking between 7-9 months to complete.

Eric Matheny is an expungement and sealing attorney expunging and sealing records throughout the State of Florida.