Hello, Can a law enforcement agency deny you for having drugs on you but the case was dismissed?
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This is not a criminal defense question; it is an employment law question. Regardless no one can tell you what a potential employer will or will not do. Florida is an "at will" employment state, meaning that, absent an employment contract, you can be hired or fired for any reason or for no reason, so long as it is not for an illegal reason (i.e. race, sex, etc). So, yes, you can NOT be hired even though your case was dismissed,
What you can do is to keep trying, and don't start lying. Some departments will forgive honest folks who made stupid mistakes but you will NEVER get hired by any police / law enforcement agency WHEN (not "if", because they will) find out about your past.
I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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