to seal the court record? I plead not guilty, 9 months later my case was brought into an office hearing and the retired police officer is recommending dismissal. Most employment background companies will scan all court records and find my name and even though I didn't plead guilty and wasn't convinced, my charges will end in the background unless they are sealed, I am assuming. I asked the courthouse clerk how to do it and he said to ask the judge. Is it true thats how its done? And if so, when can I do it? Do I have to do it on my next court hearing when the case should be formally dismissed or I need to wait after that and somehow request an additional court date? Or instead its done through a simple form that I fill out and file?
The "arrest" charges will remain on your background. Thus, I think the relief you are looking for is to seal and destroy your arrest record, which requires that the police had no reasonable suspicion to believe the alleged charge occurred.
I hope that helps.
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