Pursuant to Sections s. 943.0585 and s. 943.059, Florida Statutes, a Certificate of Eligibility or seal of a criminal history record cannot be issued under any of the following circumstances:
PLEASE NOTE: The Governor and Cabinet of Florida, acting in the capacity of the Board of Executive Clemency, declared June 10, 1999, that the granting of a full pardon does not remove any condition of ineligibility for sealing or expunging a criminal history record which would otherwise be imposed by a conviction or withholding of adjudication pursuant to sections 943.0585 and 943.059, Florida Statutes, and, acting in the capacity of agency head of the Department of Law Enforcement, the Board directed FDLE to deny a Certificate of Eligibility to any person receiving a pardon who is ineligible for the sealing or expunging of the person’s criminal history.
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