In Florida, you may be entitled to have your juvenile record sealed or expunged, depending on the circumstances in your case. Typically, this is a one-time deal, unless a judge determines a subsequent arrest is related directly to the arrest that was already sealed or expunged. Although there are some cases that can be expunged automatically and without the aid of an attorney, it is best to discuss your legal options with a lawyer.
You want to make sure it’s done right because a juvenile record can affect:
- Where you live;
- Where your family is allowed to live;
- Where you can go to school;
- Where you can apply for a job;
- Whether you can obtain financial aid for college;
- If you/ your family are eligible for welfare assistance.