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SB 118 and new section 943.0586, Florida Statutes

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On July 1, 2018, a new section to the Florida Statutes will be born. It is s. 943.0586, F.S. It is nicely placed between the Florida expungement statute (s. 943.0585) and the sealing statute (s. 943.059). Recently, I have been getting a lot of questions regarding this new law. So rather than have to try and explain it multiple times, I decided to write this brief synopsis of my take on what it will do.

Let's do this by breaking down the text of the statute, sentence by sentence:

943.0586 Administrative sealing of criminal history records.

The Criminal Justice Information Program shall administratively seal the criminal history records pertaining to an arrest or incident of alleged criminal activity of an adult or a minor charged with a felony, misdemeanor, or violation of a comparable rule or ordinance by a state, county, municipal, or other law enforcement agency upon notification by the clerk of court, pursuant to s. 943.052 (2), that all the charges related to the arrest or inci…