How is it that police can 'require' arrest record for concealed weapons permit, being that only convictions should apply???

Asked about 2 years ago - Albany, NY

How is it that police can 'require' arrest record for concealed weapons permit, being that only convictions should apply???
I have no criminal record and only some false arrests that never went to a court trial and were all dismissed and should not apply since there wasn't a trial and I was not found guilty of anything and even the courts stated that they never occurred since they were dismissed.
Thank you.

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . This is one of the exemptions in the sealing statute.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  2. James Andrew Mcglynn

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    Answered . they are able to see your full record which includes sealed convictions as well as arrests.

    All comments and/or opinions are for general information, and do not create an attorney-client relationship. In... more
  3. Patrick Caston Crowley

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    Answered . Because of the nature of a Gun Application.

    Patrick Caston Crowley, Esq. (718-769-6352) Law Offices of Marina Shepelsky, P.C. 2306 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd... more

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