« on: October 10, 2007, 12:09:45 AM »
I shall disclose. I have no idea if the PD has a record of the incident. Although, if this wasn't clear, I didn't use a public defender; I picked a lawyer out of the yellow pages at random who advertised that he did criminal work, heh. And he does have a file about it. I really have no idea how all this works. I fully expected there to be a record of it at the courthouse, and was surprised that there wasn't. Is it normal for lawyers to get charges dismissed before they're even filed?
Anyway, as for the addendum, how would you suggest writing this? Something like: "I was arrested for trespassing in 200X. I contacted an attorney who got the charge dismissed. I looked and there was no record of the incident at the courthouse."?
I would add some more detail, but I think that's about it. I know sometimes it is advised that you say that you were "sorry" and "learned your lesson", but I am not at all sorry. It was a completely bogus charge, and if the police involved in the case had had half a brain I wouldn't have been arrested in the first place.