In the case of S.L.P. versus the State of Florida, a judge refused to grant an individual’s request to seal her criminal-history record solely because the judge believed that the public’s interest in having access to that person’s record outweighed her interest in sealing her record. S.L.P. appealed the judge’s decision and won!
An article that I wrote on my website, Florida Criminal Records: Frequently Asked Questions, examines this particular case and why it was that the court of appeal ordered the trial judge to seal S.L.P.’s criminal record.