I was arrested but the judge dismissed my case. Will that show up on my background check? If so, what will it say?

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I was arrested but the judge dismissed my case. Will that show up on my background check? If so, what will it say?

Asked on March 24, 2009 under Criminal Law, North Dakota

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

Yes it can show up on your record, depending on how it is logged.  Usually it will say the violation for which you were arrested, the specific statute, when, and what happened (conviction, dismissal, etc.) You can, in many states, file for expungement and/or sealing such records.  Your best bet: an experienced criminal defense attorney.

http://www.ag.state.nd.us/BCI/CHR/CHRInfo.html

 


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