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Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern for your son. Since the one charge was never filed by the State, he could always try and petition the court
to expunge or seal that, so it does not appear on his record. If he was arrested but never charged, it is possible for the arrest itself, to not been seen by the public. However, the problem that he runs into is on the second charge, where he was adjudicated. If a defendant is adjudicated ( i.e. convicted), the State of Florida does not allow for an expungement
. Only when the State of Florida withholds adjudication, is a defendant eligible for expungement. If he was a first time offender and only placed on probation, it seems odd that the State would have sought to adjudicate at that time, instead of withholding adjudication. In addition, I have provided you a link to the FDLE website, that addresses the issue of expungement and the process, for his review.
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