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How long does a petty theft stay on your records

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Unless the incident occurred while you were a juvenile, the charge will remain on your record indefinitely.

The only way to remove it is through sealing/expungement.

Here is a link that describes the process in Florida:

http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/content/getdoc/c83dd888-ef7a-448e-9a96-ba69fc4181f7/Seal-and-Expunge-Home.aspx

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