My question involves criminal records for the state of: Florida
I wanted to know if expunged criminal records are also removed from the court's online database that is accessible by the public. I'm asking because I've searched the clerk of court website for my county and I see a few cases where in the 'file location' section, it states 'destroyed'. However, the information about the individual and charges are still displayed. I wanted to know if that is what is displayed when you get your criminal record expunged because it seems like it would defeat the purpose if the physical file is destroyed but they still display the case online. And before anyone states the obvious, I already know there is no way to completely remove any record because there are independent agencies which can still display the case, even when it is expunged. My question is related to the online records that most courts have that the the public is allowed to search free of charge.