Yes, you should. Since any assault or battery case is considered a “crime of violence,” it is highly recommended that you seek a record expungement if the case is dismissed.
In Florida, if your arrest for domestic battery or violence is dismissed and you have no other prior criminal record, it may be possible to have the case expunged and have the arrest removed from the public record.
The process for expungement requires paperwork and court filing fees and most people use an attorney to ensure that the process is handled properly.
If you need to have a domestic violence assault or battery arrest in Okaloosa County or Walton County expunged from your record, give me a call at (850) 362-6655 to discuss your situation.