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In what state did these charges occur? Was he arrested by the campus police, or by another law enforcement agency?
Thanks for the additional information. I am licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, and I will be happy to assist you.
Arrests made by campus police officers will go on an individual's criminal record, just as if the arrest had been made by the state police or any other law enforcement agency. With the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System, criminal records in that state are available online for anyone to search and find, including prospective employers.
Pennsylvania law allows criminal records (including arrest records) to be expunged in certain circumstances. Since your son's criminal charges were dismissed, he would be eligible to have the records of his arrest expunged. The motion for expungement would have to be filed in the county in which his arrest occurred, along with the necessary filing fees. The case would be set for a hearing in which the judge would determine whether or not to grant the expungement.
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