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Ask a Florida Criminal Lawyer: Next Step after Pre-Trial Diversion

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If you have already met with a Florida criminal lawyer and have gotten a pre-trial diversion for your misdemeanor or minor felony, then congratulations, that is great news for you. As explained in the video, if you get a pre-trial diversion, the crime you were charged with will be dismissed and will not go on your criminal record – provided you complete the pretrial intervention program that was part of your diversion agreement.

However, the record of arrest will still remain on your record. For example, if you were arrested for a DUI, that information will still be publicly available, even though you were never charged for the crime. Your record will show the case was pending and then dismissed.

There are many good reasons why someone would not want to have a criminal arrest showing up on their public records. If you were applying for a job, housing, or admission to college, a criminal background would likely count as a mark against you, even if the case was resolved in your favor. Is there anything you can do about this after your pre-trial diversion?

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Have Your Record Sealed or Expunged.

In Florida, it is possible to either seal or expunge your criminal record in a case that did not end in conviction. Sealing a record is exactly what it sounds like – your arrest file is sealed and removed from public access, though certain government entities may still have access to a sealed file. Expunging a record means physically destroying a record that is being kept by the Clerk of Court. A Florida criminal defense lawyer can handle every aspect of the sealing or expungement process, including filing the petition with the court and arguing on your behalf.

Talk to a Florida Criminal Attorney About Sealing or Expunging Your Records

Not everyone is eligible to have their record sealed or expunged. For example, if you have already had a previous criminal record sealed or expunged, you cannot apply for this process again. Another example is if you have a previous conviction for DUI, then you cannot seal or expunge the arrest record of a second DUI even if you were cleared of charges that second time.

Other factors about your charges and criminal record will determine whether you qualify to have your records sealed or expunged. If you have been charged with violating Florida laws, contact TK Law to learn how we may be able to help you avoid jail time, lessen your charges, or even have your charges dropped entirely.

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