Appying for a Juvenile Diversion Expungement

The following requirements must be met, pursuant to Section 943.0582, Florida Statutes (F.S.), in order to obtain a juvenile diversion expungement of a criminal history record. A juvenile diversion expungement will not prevent you from applying for and obtaining a court-ordered sealing or expungement under Section 943.059 or Section 943.0585, F.S.

Eligibility for a juvenile diversion expungement is conditioned upon the successful completion of a diversion program authorized by Section 985.3065, F.S., in which the applicant’s participation was based on an arrest for a misdemeanor. You should also be aware that the term “expunction” as used in Section 943.0582, Florida Statutes, differs significantly in operation and effect from the term “expunction” as used in 943.0585, F.S.
 
Application
  • You may obtain an application for the Juvenile Diversion Expungement by downloading the application, or by emailing the FDLE Seal and Expunge Section at SEinfo@fdle.state.fl.us, and requesting an application be sent to you.
    • Section A - Section A of the application must be completed and signed by the applicant and parent/guardian (if under 18 years of age) in the presence of a Notary Public or a Deputy Clerk of the Court.
 
Completed Written Certified Statement Page
  • For all expunction applications (including juveniles), the written certified statement page completed by the appropriate state attorney or statewide prosecutor is required.
Disposition
  • For pre-trial intervention cases and other diversion programs, the applicant must provide a copy of the pretrial completion certificate or a letter of successful completion.
 
Completed Fingerprint Form/Card
  • The applicant must be fingerprinted by an authorized member of law enforcement or other criminal justice agency.
  • The fingerprint form/card must include the applicant’s name, date of birth, signature, and date.
  • The fingerprint form/card must include the signature of the official taking the fingerprints and the agency’s ORI/stamp.
 
Attorney Letterhead (if applicable)
  • If you are represented by an attorney, a letter of representation from the attorney on letterhead must be submitted with the application. If an attorney letter is not received, FDLE will only correspond with the applicant.
  • Make sure the appropriate mailing address is clearly indicated on this letter.
 
SPECIAL NOTE: It is highly recommended that you obtain and keep a copy of all pertinent documents (arrest report, certified disposition, order to seal/expunge, etc.) for your records before you secure the sealing or expunction of your criminal history record(s).
 
REASONS A JUVENILE DIVERSION APPLICATION WILL BE DENIED
 
Pursuant to s. 943.0582, F.S., the non-judicial arrest record of a minor cannot be expunged under any of the following circumstances:
 
  1. The Florida criminal history record reflects you did not successfully complete a diversion program.
 
  1. The arrest to which the application pertains is for a felony offense.
 
  1. You have been charged by the state attorney with, or found guilty/adjudicated delinquent of, a criminal offense or comparable ordinance violation stemming from the arrest to which the application pertains.
 
  1. You have been charged by the state attorney with, or found guilty/adjudicated delinquent of, a criminal offense or comparable ordinance violation prior to the application being received by FDLE.