No. When a person is arrested, the arrest will land on your record. This will be followed by the disposition of the case. So if a person was arrested and the charges were dismissed, then the arrest will still be on your record.
The way to remedy this situation is to file for an expungement. There are certain timeliness issues involved here, but if a case is nolle prosequi then an expungement may be filed for immediately.
A nolle prosequi is Latin for “we shall no longer prosecute,” which is a declaration made to the judge by a prosecutor in a criminal case (or by a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit) either before or during trial, meaning the case against the defendant is being dropped. The statement is an admission that the charges cannot be proved, that evidence has demonstrated either innocence or a fatal flaw in the prosecution’s claim, or the district attorney has become convinced the accused is innocent.
So, in all, even if the case is dismissed the stain of such a charge can stick around.
As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call my office at 847-337-2716 or visit my web site at http://www.LegalDaredevil.com.