Certificate of "detention only"
With great frequency, the police arrest someone but the district attorney never files charges. Perhaps the evidence of guilt was not very strong, or in a less serious case the complaining witness does not want to press charges. The best option to deal with the arrest record is to petition to seal the arrest record though a factual innocence petition. However, in many cases the court would deny a petition to seal the arrest record because the facts, although not strong enough for the district attorney to file a complaint, did not show factual innocence. The second option is to request "a detention only" certificate from the police department. That way, the arrest is deemed a "detention only," and not an arrest.
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About david reagan
A Bay Area native and top graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law, Mr. Reagan uses his passion for justice to clean all types of criminal records.
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