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Can the Florida CFO offer Criminal Charges Expungement Cabinet Level Review?

Whether the Florida CFO can review and potentially approve criminal charges expungement is a complex question. 


The answer depends on several factors, including the specific charges in question, the applicant's background, and the relevant state laws and regulations.


1st: We need a CFO to be proactively willing to help.


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Here's a breakdown of the key aspects involved:


Expungement Authority:

In Florida, the authority to expunge criminal records rests with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The FDLE has established a process for individuals to petition for expungement under specific criteria outlined in Florida Statutes Chapter 943.059.


CFO's Role:

The Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) does not have direct authority over criminal record expungement. However, the CFO plays a role in managing certain state funds, including the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Trust Fund. This fund provides grants to support various criminal justice initiatives, including expungement programs.

If you have a stale grass-stain on your Florida record, I want to know your name, case, and reason why you deserve a cabinet level review.

Cabinet Level Review:

The Florida Cabinet, which consists of the Governor, Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, and Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, meets regularly to discuss and vote on various matters. While the Cabinet does not have direct authority over individual expungement cases, it can review and approve policies or programs related to expungement.


Specific Charges:

The type of criminal charges involved plays a crucial role in determining eligibility for expungement. Certain serious offenses, such as murder or sexual assault, are not eligible for expungement in Florida.


Applicant Background:

The applicant's criminal history and any mitigating factors are also considered during the expungement review process.


Recommendation:

While the Florida CFO cannot directly approve or deny expungement requests, the CFO could potentially:

  • Advocate for policies or programs that support expungement for certain individuals.

  • Allocate resources from the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission Trust Fund to support expungement programs.

  • Raise awareness about the expungement process and encourage eligible individuals to apply.


If there is a will, there is a way. I want to work with you. I want to help you as much as possible. We deserve more dads and moms able to get work in Florida. It's messed up how the system blocked a bunch of good people from getting honest jobs. Benjamin Horbowy works for We The People.

Further Research:

For a definitive answer regarding the specifics of your case, it's recommended to consult with an attorney specializing in criminal law and expungement in Florida. They can analyze your specific situation and provide tailored legal advice.


Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:

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