Am I eligible to seal my record?

If you have no prior convictions (adjudicated guilty) and you received a withhold of adjudication on this case and are finished with the sentence then you may be eligible to seal your record.  There are a number of “disqualifying offenses” such as Arson, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, Kidnapping, Manslaughter, Sexual Battery, Robbery, Carjacking, Burglary of a Dwelling, Stalking and Domestic Violence.  Even if you receive a withhold of adjudication on these charges you still will not be able to seal your record.

 

Often times, I highly skilled criminal defense lawyer can negotiate to lesser charges that are not disqualifying offenses so your record can still be sealed.