How long does a Dismissed Misdemeanor stays on record? 11 Answers as of May 27, 2013

I was dismissed on sale of alcohol to underage person in December 2002. How long does that record stay? Can I request expungement?

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
If it was dismissed then it is not on you record. The important record is the one of CONVICTIONS.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/27/2013
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
Expungement is not the proper word, but you can have it removed.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 5/23/2013
William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
Information about expungement is available on the forms tab for District Court at mdcourts.gov.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 5/23/2013
Law Office of Jeff Yeh
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
If it was dismissed, why would you need an expungement?
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/23/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Forever.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 5/23/2013
    The Lariscy Law Firm, PC
    The Lariscy Law Firm, PC | Joseph E. Lariscy, III
    A dismissed charge will stay on your criminal record forever, unless you apply to have it expunged. There are a few factors to consider regarding a dismissed charge and whether or not it is eligible for expungement. I would recommend contacting an attorney that handles expungements for more information. My office handles expungements, and would be happy to assist you.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 5/23/2013
    Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    Law Office of Geoffrey M. Yaryan | Geoffrey M. Yaryan
    If a case is dismissed it should appear as that on any record, in which case it cannot be used against you since there was no conviction. You can only expunge convictions.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/22/2013
    Mark Rollins | Mark Rollins
    Yes you can request expungement of your record. You should check the DC Superior Court website to see if your name is actually listed before requesting expungement.
    Answer Applies to: District of Columbia
    Replied: 5/22/2013
    Ascheman & Smith | Landon Ascheman
    In Minnesota this would stay on your record forever, you can apply for an expungement. Contact an attorney near you to discuss the details of your case.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 5/22/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    If the charge was dismissed there is no criminal conviction record. It may be that there is a record of your arrest and the court proceeding, but it is not a conviction.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 5/22/2013
    Law Offices of Pari Sheth LLC
    Law Offices of Pari Sheth LLC | Pari Sheth
    The charge once dismissed has to be expunged for it to be cleared; REMEMBER however that the arrest will stay on the record.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 5/22/2013
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