If you were arrested, but the prosecutor never filed criminal charges you are entitled to ask for your arrest record to be sealed by filing what is known as a “Petition for Factual Innocence.” This type of motion is sometimes called a “Motion to Seal Arrest Record”
You are also eligible to file this motion if you had your case dismissed in court or were acquitted by a jury trial. If successful, this motion will seal your arrest record so that it does not show up on future background checks. It’s as if the case never happened.
These motions can be difficult to win. They also require a great deal of expertise to handle them correctly. Therefore many law firms do not handle these cases. However, VIB Law is not only familiar with these motions but files them often and wins them.Back to Expungement Practice Area