Does community service or probation appear on my permanent record in Florida?

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Video Transcript

In Florida, when you have probation or you have been ordered to complete community service if it’s a part of your sentence, which it would be, then you would have that information readily available to individuals who are searching not only through public domains for Clerks of Courts offices or through law enforcement public records requests, but in essence if you were ever asked questions about it you would not be in any position to lie about that. It may be that you’re eligible to seal your record even if you’ve been sentenced to a term of probation and had to complete some community service as a part of that probation. You should speak with a lawyer to determine whether or not you’re eligible to seal your record or what if any effect having been on probation or having done community service may have on you in the future moving forward relative to your career choice or your housing needs.