36 Crimes that Cannot be Sealed or Expunged in Florida

Your criminal history record cannot be sealed or expunged in Florida if you were found guilty by a judge or pled guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) to certain crimes, even if adjudication was withheld and even if you were convicted of simply attempting or conspiring to commit certain crimes.  The following is a list of 36 such crimes that appear on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's website:

1.  Arson

2.  Aggravated Assault

3.  Aggravated Battery

4.  Illegal use of explosives

5.  Child abuse or Aggravated Child Abuse

6.  Abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult, or aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult

7.  Aircraft piracy

8.  Kidnapping

9.  Homicide

10.  Manslaughter

11.  Sexual Battery

12.  Robbery

13.  Carjacking

14.  Lewd, lascivious, or indecent assault or act upon or in the presence of a child under the age of 16 years

15.  Sexual activity with a child, who is 12 years of age or older but less than 18 years of age, by or at solicitation of a person in familial or custodial authority

16.  Burglary of a dwelling

17.  Stalking and Aggravated Stalking

18.  An act of domestic violence

19.  Home-invasion Robbery

20.  An act of terrorism

21.  Manufacturing certain controlled substances

22.  Sexual misconduct with a developmentally-disabled person

23.  Sexual misconduct with a mental-health patient

24.  Luring or enticing a child

25.  Sexual battery

26.  Procuring a person under the age of 18 for prostitution

27.  Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age

28.  Voyeurism

29.  Scheme to defraud or organized fraud

30.  Lewd or lascivious offense upon or in presence of elderly person or disabled person

31.  Sexual performance by a child

32.  Offenses by public officers and employees

33.  Showing or selling obscene literature to a minor

34.  Computer pornography

35.  Selling or buying of minors

36.  Trafficking in controlled substances

However, if you were simply arrested for one of the above-mentioned crimes or if you were charged with one of these crimes but charges were later dismissed, it may still be possible for you to get your criminal history record sealed or expunged.

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