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Will the details of the criminal charge come up and be disclose on a background check ? This is a adjourned case for dismissal

Flushing, NY |

I was arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana . I was dismissed and now I am on CAD for the next year . I will need to go through the background check , and I am wondering if it will state what was the charge .

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It will for the 1 year period.

Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
Garden City, NY 11530
516-408-3666 (o) / 516-408-3833 (f)

I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a substitution for a meeting whereas all potential legal issues can be discussed.


During the 1 year adjournment period of a marijuana ACD the case will show up on a background check. You can try to get the case dismissed and sealed sooner - this requires re-opening the case to make an application to the Judge. Some judges will do this. It is best to have a lawyer so you don't get the run around from the Clerks, who may tell it can't be done.

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It will state what the charges were on a background check until the case is actually dismissed. If you have the ACD for a year, then it will show up until the case is dismissed in your favour. (After the one year is up)

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