Is my arrest record public and if so, would I be able to get it expunged?
Napa, CA |
I was arrested for a DUI 3 years ago. My case was never filed in court and the DMV dismissed my case. Is my arrest record public? Does it show up on background checks? And would I be able to get it expunged?
Your arrest is part of your criminal history sometimes referred to as your rap sheet. If you were arrested but no charges were filed you may be able to get the record sealed under PC 851.8. This procedure is difficult and may disadvantage you further if you lose. You can more easily obtain a court order that this was not an arrest but a detention.