I live in Washington. Last March, I was arrested for a big misunderstanding and the charges were dismissed. I work as a substitute teacher and would like to find full time work but am worried about the arrest showing up when they run my background check. This is keeping me from applying for jobs. So I have a couple of questions.
What do OSPI & school districts see when they run a background check through WSP? Will they see the arrest or do they only see conviction data?
Is there anyway to expunge an arrest record when charges were dismissed prior to the two year waiting period? If so, how?
I am trying to figure out if I need to hire a lawyer or not, and if there is any chance of having this taken care soon.