Why are arrest records (where there has been no conviction) permanent?

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It seems that it would violate the "innocent until proven guilty" statement, because it is something that is used to discriminate a person. You could be arrested, proven innocent and still have that arrest on your record, preventing you from getting jobs and hurting your life quality overall. It’s pretty messed up.

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One Response to Why are arrest records (where there has been no conviction) permanent?

  1. MadMan says:

    There are arguments on both sides of the issue. But you are correct, having an arrest without even a trial can screw you up.

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