A few years ago, I was a dancer and there was a raid at our club. Nearly every dancer was charged with multiple counts of prostitution. All charges against everyone were dropped, including me. The cases still show up when doing a local court docket search and I fear this is preventing me from getting jobs. Is it possible to have these charges expunged or removed since the charges were dismissed? Would this cost me anything, or a lot, to do? Thank you.AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - A judge has dismissed prostitution charges against 16 dancers at the Go Go Cabaret in Austintown. According to our print partner, The Vindicator, Judge Lou D'Appolito says lap dancing and being paid for lap dancing is not a form of prostitution.
Yes. If the case was dismissed, a Petition for Expungement can be filed. It is worthwhile to pursue an expungement to remove this matter from the public record.
Yes, dismissals can and should be sealed. Contact a local attorney or the court you were charged in to pursue this further. I would agree a charge like this, even though dismissed, could limit your employment opportunities.
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Yes, it can be removed through a petition to the court. There is a filing fee, usually $50. Attorneys fees vary and Avvo terms forbid is from quoting in the forum. Contact a few lawyers directly to get an idea.
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Sealing a dismissed case is much easier than sealing a conviction. Shouldn't be too difficult, unless there is a lengthy criminal history. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss a motion to seal.
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