I got an “894” (or an “893”) during my plea.  Why is my arrest still showing up?

An 894 (or 893) sentence does not erase the arrest records from the state computers.  The 894/893 order of dismissal, though it purports to dismiss the prosecution and act as an acquittal of the charges, it merely sets up ones eligibility to request that the records be expunged.  One still must file for an expungement. 

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