The record will be sealed when the case is dismissed, so the arrest won’t show up on ordinary background checks.
However, if you apply to become a police officer, join the military, or need a security clearance, the arrest will turn up. You’ll have to acknowledge it if you want to get a gun permit, as well.
In the modern world, it’s harder and harder to erase records of the mistakes we’ve made, but in this case, there’s a very narrow set of circumstances where it can hurt you in the future.
When you aren’t sure whether your case was properly resolved and recorded, or you believe the records may have been improperly accessed by someone who shouldn’t have been able to see it, you should speak to a qualified criminal defense attorney.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can make sure that sealed records really are sealed. Call us today at 718-599-1111.