The Difference Between a Sealed Record and an Expunged Record

The Difference Between a Sealed Record and an Expunged Record

In a previous post, we described what qualifies for sealing and expunging DUI records. Here, we explain the difference.

What's in your file - Sealing and expunging dui records. Find at more from Florida attorneys Parker andMaloneySealing and expungement are NOT the same

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE):

  • When a criminal history record is sealed, the public will not have access to it. Certain governmental or related entities, primarily those listed in Section 943.059(4)(a), Florida Statutes, have access to the sealed record information in its entirety.
  • When a record has been expunged, most of the entities that 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. The response to a record search query from such an entity would be: Criminal History Record Expunged Pursuant to Florida Statutes 943.
  • In most cases your record must be sealed for ten (10) years before it can be expunged, unless the indictment or information was never filed or was actually dismissed.

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You only have ten (10) days from the date of your DUI to request an administrative hearing or a temporary driver’s license. DUIs involve at least three (3) cases – even more sometimes. You have at least one case for the DUI stop, one case of the administrative matter for your driver’s license suspension, and you the DUI case itself.

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