Can an expungement be denied in Florida?

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Video Transcript

Yes, an expungement can be denied by a court or a judge after a petition has been filed requesting that the court enter an order expunging your record. However, there’s usually under Florida law a rebuttable presumption that if you meet the statutory criteria for having your record expunged, that the court should grant your petition. If you have any doubt about whether or not you would qualify for an expungement of your criminal arrest history, you should immediately speak with a lawyer to determine whether or not you’re eligible to do it and if so, how that process is going to work.