Self-Defense Expunction

If your case is dismissed by the court for lawful self-defense or if the prosecutor drops the charges for this reason, then we can help you apply for a special type of administrative expunction.

Section 943.0585(5), Florida Statutes, and Rule 11C-7.006, Florida Administrative Code explains the requirements of the self-defense expunctions.

We can help you obtain the “Lawful Self-Defense Certificate of Eligibility” if:

  • the appropriate state attorney or statewide prosecutor certifies that the subject acted in lawful self-defense;
  • the acts of self-defense were pursuant to the provisions related to the justifiable use of force in Chapter 776, Florida Statutes; and
  • the state attorney never filed the charges, or after filing the charges, the charges were dismissed by the state attorney or the court.

Attorney for the Self-Defense Expungement in Florida

For information on how to apply for Lawful Self-Defense Expungement, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm.

Our main office is located in downtown Tampa in Hillsborough County. Our second office is located in New Port Richey, across from the West Pasco Judicial Center.

We can help you seal or expunge a criminal record in Hillsborough County, Pasco County, or any of the surrounding counties in the greater Tampa Bay area.

Call 813-250-0500.

Additional Resources

Read more about the procedures related to the use of deadly force in self-defense cases or the use of non-deadly force in self-defense cases.

This article was last updated on Friday, October 4, 2019.