Clearing a criminal record is always a beneficial action since it can help you to overcome a mistake in your past. However, the law does not make it easy to do so and the requirements can be rather strict.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement explains that for a juvenile diversion expungement you can only qualify if you have a misdemeanor charge. Felonies cannot go through the process.

Requirements

To qualify for this expungement option, you need to successfully complete the diversion program as ordered by the judge in your case.

You also must submit a complete application. It must include all the proper documents. You can get the application from the court, and you must use the official forms.

Documents

You will need to fill out the application and have your parent or guardian sign it. The signature must also have notarization.

You will need a written certified statement from the prosecutor in your case, along with a copy of the pretrial completion certificate or a letter of successful completion if applicable in your case.

You must also include with your application a letter of representation from your attorney if you have one. It must be on the attorney’s official letterhead.

Finally, you will need a fingerprint card or form. You must ensure it includes your personal details, such as your name and address, along with the date and the signature of the official who took your fingerprints.

You need to turn in all the official documents, but you should also keep copies of everything for your own records.

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