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Legal Question: Do Expunged Cases Show Up on RAP Sheet?

If your case is dismissed with prejudice, sealed or expunged, will it show up on your RAP sheet?

Even if the case was dismissed, there will still be some record that exists in the court computer system and in the law enforcement agency system.

It is possible to get a record of “non-conviction data” removed from those systems, but you have to wait two years to make the request to get that data cleared. I have never understood why Washington requires the two-year wait period, but that is the law for now. It is very difficult to make a record completely disappear. There is a good chance that some information will float around out there forever. However, the fact that the charge was dropped is always in your favor.

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