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Expungements, Non-Citizens, and Wannabe Lawyers

The PremiseYou have been arrested once in your life.You are eligible to seal/expunge the record (I'll use "expunge" throughout this post but it pertains to both).You want to expunge your arrest record. Everyone who is eligible should get this done.
The Extra-IssuesYou're a student who plans to go to law school one day.You're a non-citizen that wants to extend your status, change your status, or become a citizen some day.You are anybody else. Key Issue You Cannot Overlook When Expunging or Sealing Your Record Expunging or sealing a criminal arrest record is a legal opportunity that everyone eligible should take. Currently, Florida law allows you to either seal or expunge one criminal arrest record in your lifetime. There have been efforts to expand this but this is the present state of the law.
The one key issue I want to stress in this post is that if you plan on sealing or expunging your record you need to obtain certified copies of the pertinent documents foun…