If you are arrested, but the charges are dropped, does it show up on a criminal record?

Best answer:

Find Your Instant Background Report at Government Records Registry Site.

Start Your Search Now!

_______________________________________________

If you are arrested, but the charges are dropped, does it show up on a criminal record?
and would it show up during a criminal record check?

Tags:

  • if charges are dropped do you still have a record
  • arrested but charges dropped
  • Charges Dropped Criminal Record
  • dropped charges on record
  • do dropped charges from 6 years ago show up on your record
  • how to check if charges were dropped
  • do you still have to go to court after charges are dropped
  • if charges get dropped are they still on record
  • if you are arrested and all charges are dropped do you have a record?
  • if u get arrested and your charges drop do you still have a criminal record?
This entry was posted in Public Records. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to If you are arrested, but the charges are dropped, does it show up on a criminal record?

  1. T says:

    yes and yes.

  2. Leslie S says:

    No and no.

    The arrest shows up on a "RAP" sheet and possibly on a NCIC check (depends on how severe) both are only available to law enforcement for legitimate reasons. The rap sheet also says that the charges where dropped so the information cannot, by Federal law, be used against you in any way.

    Convictions show up employer and publicly available data bases because they are part of court records which are public. So they show up on an available criminal record or quality background check.
    You never even went to court so noting is open to the public.

  3. mikeysco says:

    The answers to your questions largely depend on the state or country you live in.

    In California (and I suspect in all states), your arrest will almost always be part of your criminal history. Just because charges were later dropped (or not filed) does not mean you should not have been arrested nor does it change the fact that you were.

    You’d have to define what you mean by a "criminal record check" to get the answer you’re looking for.

  4. Betty Griffith says:

    My granddaughter was arrested for possession of drugs and paraphernalia and put in jail. Her lawyer told the judge the police had no right to search her purse, so the charges were dropped. So can the state pick up the charges? Thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>