Mr. Bryans is absolutely accurate. The general public, potential employers, schools, universities, etc. can not access sealed records. However, they always and forever remain accessible to law enforcement, which is not a positive. I have had clients arrested on bogus charges of claims of domestic violence and the DA dismissed it before trial as being unsubstantiated, but law enforcement still shows them as being "dangerous" and even "armed." As such, whenever they get pulled over for a traffic violation, they are stopped by law enforcement at gunpoint on a "felony stop." It is ridiculous.
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Courts and law enforcement can see sealed records.
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The other answers are assuming that you filed a separate civil action and obtained an order from a District Court sealing your record in the case. If you did not take those steps, then your record is not sealed, even though the case was dismissed, and anyone can see that record.
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