questions & answers
Question: Can an "OTHER DISMISSAL W/O PREJUDICE" be expunged and how?
The following is provided for general information only. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation, contact an attorney directly.
AZLawHelp has a useful article on expunging/setting aside convictions. In Arizona, convictions are not expunged; rather, they are “set aside.”
However, in a case of arrest, there is generally no expunging or setting aside the record. In some instances the arrest may always be publically available, in others it may depend on how long a court keeps a particular record. Some courts have a set time frame from which a record will be purged if there is no further action on an individual file. For specific information, contact the court in the jurisdiction of the arrest or the law enforcement agency that made the arrest. In some instances the law enforcement agency may also purge records after a length of time. It may also be possible to go to the court and law enforcement agency and have a public records search conducted (which may include a fee), this may reveal whether a public record with that entity still exists.
Can an "OTHER DISMISSAL W/O PREJUDICE" be expunged and how?
- Let us know how we are doing! Please take a couple of minutes to fill out our survey.
- Please select your county of residence below.
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar
Referral number 602-257-4434
Pima County Bar
Referral number 520-623-4625
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
Certified Legal Document Preparer Program