What is adjudication in Florida?
Answer: Adjudication is also intertwined with the term conviction. And what an adjudication is under Florida law, If you go in front of a judge and the judge seeks a conviction or the prosecutor wants a conviction that will prevent you from ever sealing or expunging your case in the future. So unfortunately, if you were to apply for a job in the future and you were convicted or adjudicated—guilty of a criminal offense—you’ll never—except if you got a pardon from the governor—you’ll never be able to get that off of your record. It is a formal conviction. And depending on the type of crime, like the possession of marijuana, for example, you could also be looking at a suspension of your driver’s license for a conviction.