I was arrested and charged with 4 counts of drug related offenses which I did not do. sell, attempt to sell, dwelling, and paraphernalia . I was told that each of these charges carried 3 additional charges. I got a private attorney and 2 years later the DA agreed to dismiss all charges IF I would say I was guilty and go to drug court.. I wanted to fight this because I was innocent but my attorney said it would be in my best interest to take what the DA offered. When I checked my criminal report it listed over 50 charges, all dismissed. How can that be ? and if I were to check into having them expunged ,would it be considered 1 or multiple charges expunged ? and is there something that says after 7 years it remains on your record but is hidden?