It appears that in the state of Mississippi, if you have been arrested on a case where the complainant then went on to drop all charges, you would be eligible for an expungement
that would get this arrest and dismissal off of your record. (see link
) You would have to petition the court
that had jurisdiction over the case. But given that the case resulted in a dismissal I can't think of any reason why the court would not grant this in your favor. I am unable to find a sample form for your state. The clerk of the court may have something that will offer you assistance. Failing that, here's a sample from Virginia
, which you could use to model your petition on. Alternatively, if you don't want to do this yourself, there are lawyers who specialize in expungements and pardons.
In terms of clearing your reputation, as it's been a year and a half, you are outside of the Mississippi statute of limitations for bringing a personal injury claim for false arrest
and malicious prosecution and for defamation of character (1 year). So you would be time barred from going forward with a civil suit. On the other hand, you would still be able to have her prosecuted criminally, as that statute of limitations is 2 years. You would have to go to the police and fill out a report or go directly to the prosecutor and swear out a complaint
against her there. If the prosecutor chooses to take your matter on, she will be arrested and charged, and then you will be expected to cooperate with the state to help convict her. I don't know that after 1 1 /2 years you want to stir all of this up again that way. But it's the only legal remedy left to you at this time.
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