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When you say that the charge was "dropped", do you mean that the charge was actually dismissed by the judge?
Or was he never actually charged with a criminal offense?
Is this showing up as an arrest for a misdemeanor?
Has son gotten a copy of his criminal background check to see exactly what it says?
In order for something to show up on a criminal background history, the person would have to have been arrested for an offense or actually charged for something because otherwise there is no formal entry..
So my son was never charged with anything. He had to attend a drug class in order for the charges to be dropped, which he did.
This statement conflicts with itself.... In order for a charge to be dropped, it has to be placed against someone. So he had to have been charged with something in order for something to be dropped and the court to have jurisdiction to order him to attend a drug class.
I think you mean that he was never "prosecuted" for anything because it was dismissed on condition that he attend a drug class..
So this is going to boil down to what exactly happened here. If he was arrested and charged and then it was dismissed, then he can file a motion to have the charge expunged so as to wipe it off his record. But if it was simply an arrest with no charge being filed against him (which I don't think it is) then he is stuck because you can't get an arrest expunged, only a dismissed charge or a minor conviction charge.
He needs to get a copy of his criminal background check to see what it actually states. If it states he was charged and then it was dismissed, he can get the entry expunged.