In a perfect world, a dismissed criminal case would disappear from the public record. After all, shouldn't that be what a dismissal means? Unfortunately in the State of Florida, dismissed means that the case is no longer active, but the record of the arrest and everything that transpired in court remains available to the public.
It doesn't have to be this way.
If eligible, you should expunge your record. Even if you entered a plea of no contest or even guilty, you may be able to seal the record provided you were not convicted of the offense (adjudication withheld) and the charge is eligible to be sealed.
There is no reason to go through life with a criminal record if you don't have to.
If you have a criminal record in the State of Florida - in ANY of the 67 Florida counties - please call me right away to discuss the process!