Florida Domestic Battery Law and Definitions

If you were charged with domestic battery in Jacksonville, you were likely charged under Florida Statute Section 784.03.  This is also the Florida battery law that is used for simple battery cases.  Section 784.03 reads: (1)(a) The offense of battery occurs … Continue reading

Are Juvenile Criminal Records Destroyed in Florida?

Juvenile criminal records are treated differently than adult criminal records.  Florida Statute Section 985.04(1) “provides that juvenile records are confidential, subject to specified exceptions, and limited disclosure to certain enumerated entities or upon court order. Subsection (2) generally allows for … Continue reading

Florida Criminal Background Check Shows Felony Dropped to Misdemeanor

Imagine that you were arrested for a felony in Florida.  Let’s say that you were arrested for Jacksonville grand theft.  Your Jacksonville criminal attorney negotiated the case with the state attorney.  You pleaded guilty to Jacksonville petit theft instead.  What … Continue reading

What is the Difference Between Expunging a FL Juvenile Record and Adult Record?

Has your son or daughter been arrested for crime?  In some cases, your son or daughter may be eligible for the Duval County juvenile diversion program.  Similar programs are also offered in St. Johns County and Clay County.  If your … Continue reading

What is in Your Florida Criminal Background?

I have been sealing and expunging Florida criminal records for years.  Most people know what is in their criminal backgrounds.  You would definitely remember being arrested and going to jail, unless you were severely intoxicated.  In most jails and pretrial … Continue reading

Run Criminal Background Check Before Sealing Your FL Record

In my career as a Jacksonville criminal attorney, I have sealed and expunged many criminal records.  In most cases, people know what is in their background.  They know they how many times that they have been arrested.  Sometimes, you have … Continue reading