Q: If I had an expungement a few yrs back and got arrested today, would the police's background check automatically show it
I was arrested and convicted of a felony 15 yrs ago. The charges were later reversed and dropped on appeal. A few yrs ago, I received a complete expungement. If I got arrested today, would the police or d.a automatically find the expunged charge, or would they have to search deeper and for a good reason?
A: It’s difficult to answer that question without additional information from your case. We would need to know the specific charge, the manner in which it was disposed of, whether it was a felony or misdemeanor, things like that. Some expungements go very deep and can get rid of the arrest record while others cannot. Some expungements do not completely expunge your record as the internal records of certain entities (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, or OSBI, or the District Attorney’s Office), oftentimes remains. You need to consult an attorney to get a more accurate answer.
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