Florida law allows you to seal or expunge your criminal record if you are eligible. If your case has been dismissed, dropped, or no-billed (no information or not filed on) you may be eligible to have your record expunged. If your case resulted in a withhold of adjudication you may be eligible to have it sealed.
When a criminal history record is sealed, the public will not have access to it. Certain governmental or related entities, primarily those listed in §943.059(4)(a), Florida Statutes, have access to sealed record information in its entirety.
When a record has been expunged, those entities which would have access to a sealed record will be informed that the subject of the record has had a record expunged, but would not have access to the record itself without a court order. All they would receive is a caveat statement indicating that “Criminal Information has been Expunged from this Record”.
Please note that under Florida law, a conviction (when the court adjudicates you guilty or delinquent) in any criminal case (including from other states) will make you ineligible to seal or expunge a criminal record. It does not matter that the record you want sealed or expunged was not a conviction – any conviction will disqualify you.