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It is possible that the dismissed charges may still show up on a background check, albeit their status will show "dismissed". So I think it's a good idea that you are preemptively writing a letter to explain this.
My suggestion would be to highlight the fact that these charges were dismissed and exactly what that means-- that there was not enough evidence for a conviction, or even a plea agreement, because you were innocent, and the allegations were false.
You may also want to include any relevant information explaining how or why the false allegations arose, and the specific facts on how they were disproved and shown to be false.
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That's okay, it was most likely court costs, and the charge was still dismissed in the end. You could also consider including copies of the final disposition of each of your cases to show that they were dismissed.
Yes if that is the case, that would be my recommendation, and I recommend giving a little but more "back story" explaining some of the facts that maybe led to the misunderstanding and/or the dismissal of your case; that way the board will have some insight into what happened, and how it got cleared up (along with having the formal documentation in their hands of the official case dismissals).
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