How do I get the charge removed from my record, or how do I get the dismissal on the record even though the county court has no record of it? 3 Answers as of February 18, 2013I was accused of domestic violence and taken into police custody overnight. The following day the judge dismissed the case. Now during a background check with the State Police, it is showing up as a charge/arrest only. I contacted the county courthouse and they do not even have a record of the charge/arrest or the subsequent dismissal.
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
It appears that the background check is turning up a Sheriff's Department booking record. Talk to your local Sheriff's Department Records Division and ask what you can do to eliminate or seal their record. By dismissing the case, the court dealt with the judicial record but could not necessarily deal with executive branch records.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota