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Require all local, state and federal agencies to automatically erase and destroy all information pertaining to an arrest of individuals that were actually innocent and wrongfully arrested.

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Many people believe that if they are released after being arrested and it was dropped or dismissed they no longer have an arrest record. This is inaccurate.  Your case may have been dropped or dismissed but your criminal arrest record remains until you do something about it.

Having such wrongful arrests on your record can affect you greatly in the future from getting a job, to securing an apartment, or a loan for a house, and in many other ways.

The process to remove an arrest record usually costs innocent individuals on the average of $5,000 and can take two to six months, who through no fault of their own were wrongfully arrested.

This petition requires all local, state and federal agencies to automatically erase and destroy all information pertaining to arrest records of innocent individuals wrongfully arrested, immediately after the innocent individual is no longer being detained by the arresting agency, and insure the arrest record appears in no local, state or federal agency's database.

It also requires that, under such circumstances, the innocent individual's record appears as it did before the wrongful arrest ever occurred, at no expense or actions required by the innocent individual that was incorrectly arrested.

Finally, it requires that, under such circumstances, the innocent individual can proceed in the future and be legally and factually allowed to deny the arrest under ALL circumstances, including, but not limited to, applying for a state-issued professional license, applying for a law-enforcement job, applying for a school-related job, buying a firearm or applying for a concealed carry permit, running for public office, or candidate for state bar.

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Charles Belk (Facebook.com/charlesbelk)



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