I took my own advice and went to the net search engine to what it said for free to the question of finger prints in cases where charges have been drop, or background checks.
One of the first sites said:
"What will show up on a fingerprint background check? I have been arrested but charges were dismissed or nollied each time."
"I am a student seeking a license to teach in the public schools. I got into trouble as a teen and was charged on a few occasions with disorderly conduct in juvenile court. These charges never resulted in conviction. All were nollied. At 27, I was charged with disorderly conduct following an incident with my ex-husband during our divorce. While the court case was ongoing, I was subject to a protective order. Those... "
*1st reply from a lawyer:
"The first step is to request your criminal history record from the FBI. When cases are nollied, the record of the arrest is destroyed. If the arrest does not appear on the FBI check, you would not have to disclose it, as no record of it exists.
"I have helped clients do this in the past. You can expect a 2 week turn around time..."
*2nd replay from a lawyer:
"I agree with Atty Silva that the arrest records can be expunged if there are no convictions. Also, if there are convictions, there is a process for pardons and erasure of records.
"But, make sure that the question asks for arrests OR convictions. The two are... "
"What is nolle prosequi?"
"The term nolle prosequi is used in reference to a formal entry upon the record made by a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit or a prosecutor in a criminal action in which that individual declares that he or she wishes to discontinue the action as to certain defendants, certain issues, or altogether."
Post Edited (Tim Tam) : 2/26/2018 2:44:49 PM (GMT-7)