The rule that governs the expunction of criminal history records in Florida states that “any request for expunction of a criminal history record may be denied at the sole discretion of the court.” Nevertheless, Florida law has consistently held that the words “sole discretion” do not permit judges to arbitrarily deny requests for expunctions. An article that I just posted on my Florida Criminal Records FAQ website examines one case in which the judge hearing the matter did precisely that. Please read that article if you would like to learn more.
Ronald S. Chapman, P.A.
400 Clematis Street, Suite 206 West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel: (561) 832-4348 | Fax: (561) 832-4346
If you have been charged with a crime or would like to get your record sealed in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Belle Glade, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Lantana, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach, or Wellington, call me, Attorney Ron Chapman, at 561-832-4348 to discuss your case and see how I might be able to help you.