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Expunge Criminal Record – Adjudicated Guilty vs. Adjudication Withheld

Adjudicated guilty versus adjudication withheld – what a confusing area of criminal law for most people and even some lawyers! What does it mean to be “convicted” in Florida and what is the difference when it comes to expunging a criminal record of being adjudicated guilty vs. having adjudication withheld?

I’m in the process of writing and publishing an article on this subject, so I won’t go too in depth here (so be sure to check back next week for the article posted on the site!) Right now I’ll just tell you the nitty gritty when it comes to record expungement:

  • If you are adjudicated guilty, you cannot seal or expunge your criminal record.
  • If adjudication was withheld in your case, you may by able to seal your criminal record.
  • Unfortunately, under current Florida law you’re stuck if you were convicted of crime (and even some driving offenses) in Florida or anywhere else. Convicted means adjudicated guilty. Learn if you are eligible, straight from a Florida expungement attorney: Expunge Criminal Record. And be sure to check out that article next week!

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