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 minor 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.
What is a certificate of detention only?
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