I was arrested 1 1/2 years ago for possession of amphetamine by the Oakland county sheriffs department. I was 18 and i had gone to a club called electricity. I went down to the bathroom and l had noticed a bunch of pills on the floor, i get out and i see the bouncer there and i was confused since it had been my first time drinking. the bouncer did not ask me any questions he garbed me and the pills and took me to the office, where the manager and all the other bouncers came, they told me give them my money or they call the police, i was innocent so i told them i am not going to. police came they arrested me with the above charge and took me to jail. i didnt get arraigned but released 72HOURS later due to the drugs were fake, but the arrest came up in a FBI background check my employer did.P.S when i was released they realesed me pending investigation and the charge was possession of amphetamine withthe intent to distribute. P.S.S i was disqualified from working where i was applying since it came up on my background check
You need to file a motion to have the arrest record destroyed.
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You will want to arrange a consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney who will need more factual background information to perform the appropriate analysis and provide you options in going forward to get the fingerprints and photographs destroyed from the incident in question.
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Contact a local criminal defense attorney for a private consultation (typically free). He or she will let you know what your options are. If your record is otherwise clean, there is a good chance a motion in the appropriate court will result in an order sealing your arrest record. In many states, certain employers are able to see even sealed records. Be sure to inquire about that with the lawyer.
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Filing a motion to have the arrest removed from your record would be rather difficult considering that your case never made it to court. There are cases like yours, where an attorney can request that the Michigan State Police remove an arrest like this from a person's record.
My understanding is that police departments will be reluctant to go along with this. I believe one circumstance where it may be considered is if the case was pressed to trial and resulted in a 'Not Guilty' verdict. Though I do not necessarily agree, police advocate strong policies for holding on to arrest records.
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