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There are three main documents you will need as you prepare for college, employment, financial assistance or independence, and most other things that come with being an adult: your birth certificate, your Social Security card, and a driver’s license or state issued identification card. Your birth certificate is required to get the ID, and both of those are required to get a Social Security card.
Visit the links below to find out what documents you need and what steps you must take to get these important documents:
Youth arrest records are in the custody of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Criminal history records may be sealed (kept confidential) or expunged (destroyed) as governed by Ch. 943, F.S., which is administered by FDLE.
While juvenile records are considered confidential, they are not automatically sealed and, in many instances, can be accessed by the general public through local law enforcement. For many situations, the subject of a sealed or expunged record may lawfully deny, or fail to acknowledge, arrests that are covered by the sealing or expunction.
Generally speaking, youth can have most misdemeanors (and some felonies) sealed and most misdemeanors expunged after successful completion of a diversion program that expressly authorizes that action.
To learn more about requesting your records be expunged or sealed, as well as the application process you must follow, view the FDLE links below.
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