Depending on your location and the type of crime you committed, it may be possible to have your record expunged or sealed. It is important to keep in mind that both expungement and sealing differ from each other. A sealed criminal record cannot be viewed by the public, but it is still available for review by law enforcement officials. An expunged criminal record, however, is destroyed completely, with the exception of one copy kept by the FDLE. In either case of an expunged or sealed criminal record, they are both unavailable for viewing during public background checks or checks performed by employers.
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