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The subject of a criminal history record sealed...may lawfully deny or fail to acknowledge the arrests covered by the sealed record, except when the subject of the record:


1. Is a candidate for employment with a criminal justice agency;


2. Is a defendant in a criminal prosecution;


3. Concurrently or subsequently petitions for relief…;


4. Is a candidate for admission to The Florida Bar;


5. Is seeking to be employed or licensed by or to contract with the Department of Children and Families, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation within the Department of Education, the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the Department of Health, the Department of Elderly Affairs, or the Department of Juvenile Justice or to be employed or used by such contractor or licensee in a sensitive position having direct contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly;


6. Is seeking to be employed or licensed by the Department of Education, a district school board, a university laboratory school, a charter school, a private or parochial school, or a local governmental entity that licenses child care facilities;


7. Is attempting to purchase a firearm from a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer and is subject to a criminal history check under state or federal law;


8. Is seeking to be licensed by the Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services within the Department of Financial Services;


9. Is seeking to be appointed as a guardian…;


10. Is seeking to be licensed by the Bureau of License Issuance of the Division of Licensing within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to carry a concealed weapon or concealed firearm…

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