How to I go about getting my record expunged in the state of Florida? I've researched and saw that you have to send in a petition for the expungment to see if you're eligible but after that, it's not clear what are the next steps you have to take to get it expunged completely. Do I have to get a lawyer? Do I have to go to court or can this all be handled out of court? If it helps, I was arrested for grand theft, I did the pre-trial intervention program and completed it successfully but I do not want an arrest record. Please help!