According to Judge Jay Blitzman, “if you believe in second chances . . . you have to believe in expungement.” Our Palm Beach and Broward County juvenile criminal defense lawyers couldn’t agree more.
If someone makes a mistake during their youth, that mistake shouldn’t necessarily follow them around for the rest of their life, limiting their options and tarnishing their reputation.
Unfortunately, Florida has been given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars by the Juvenile Law Center, which composed a scorecard rating the availability of ways to expunge/seal a juvenile criminal record in each state. And that isn’t even the worst part of the story.