I was arrested for possession of MDMA, first offense, on a friday night and i was in jail until tuesday morning at 10 and then shipped off to court. i was waiting in the tank to be called to be seen by a judge but when they called my name the sheriff said my case was rejected by the DA and i was released. i wanted to really be sure of what this meant and if i was convicted or charged or or i am supposed to mark yes on felony charges when applying for jobs and financial aid.
Your rap sheet will show the arrest but will not show that the DA rejected it. It will just not have an entry regarding prosecution. If they filed charges it would show. If it were dismissed it would show.
It should not cause pain or heartache for most jobs. The only exception is ones you need a secret clearance.
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I must respectfully disagree with my colleague in his previous answer. If, in fact, the D.A. rejected the case, your record will show the arrest and then the next entry in your "wrap sheet" will show, D.A. recject, insufficient evidence....That is, IF THEY REALLY REJECTED THE CASE. Many times, the DA doesnt file a case within the statutory period, (72 court hours), because they don't have all the paperwork they need or they feel further investigation is needed. In these cases, they can file at a later time, within the statutory period. If that happens, they can contact you, but they don't have to. You could be driving around with a warrant for your arrest and NOT KNOW IT. To be safe, you should check on the case, at least once or twice a week, for about 2 to 4 weeks, if you want to assure yourself that this case will not come back and bite you on the rear end, by surprise. if you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact me.......I wish you well..................David Wallin
Ultimately if the DA doesn't prosecute you won't have any difficulties with jobs or financial aid and you can honestly say that you weren't convicted of any crime/offense (at ,east as it relates to this incident).
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