Maybe, depending on your charge, and whether you have ever been convicted of a crime. Sealing your record only restricts access by the general public to an arrest record. Expunction totally removes the record of an arrest.  In Florida, you can generally only seal or expunge one arrest record; you cannot remove the record of multiple unrelated arrests. Whether you are eligible to seal or expunge depends on the type of criminal charge and what happened with the criminal charge when you went to court. If you have been convicted of a crime, any crime, then you are unfortunately ineligible to seal or expunge an arrest record.[1]

Even if you seal or expunge an arrest record, it is important to keep in mind that government agencies may still be able to access your criminal history record. If you are interested in joining the military, law enforcement, or certain professions (medicine, law, teaching), you should assume your arrest record will be discovered. For more information on sealing or expunging your criminal record, please visit

[1] §§ 943.0515, 943.059, and 943.0585, Fla. Stat.