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Trying to find out if my sons criminal record of two

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Trying to find out if my sons criminal record of two felonies will be eligible to be expunged and sealed
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In what US state was your son convicted? What were the charges? Was you son a juvenile or an adult? Are the charges state or Federal?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
He was 15 when he committed the crimes. Burglary and grand theft auto.He's 16 now and hasn't yet been convicted.this all happened in FL. These are state charges.
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
We have a court date on wed 5/17

Thank you. Let me look up Florida's expungement statutes and type an answer for you. It may take a little time, so please be patient.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok no problem.

Actually, I got to it quickly.

Florida automatically will expunge juvenile records. They don't do it right away. But if your son isn't found to be a serious or habitual juvenile offender, the state will automatically expunge his record by the time he turns 21. If he IS found to be a serious or habitual juvenile offender, then they expunge it 5 years after he turns 21.

You can see your state's law here.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Good to know. I could also fill out an app to have it sealed and expunged sooner than 21 right?

Yup. See subsection 2 of the statute.

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