Re: Will This Be on My Record Even if Dismissed
Yes, this counts as an arrest. If the charges were to get dismissed, then no conviction would appear on your criminal history. However, there will still be a record of the arrest. Most employers, colleges, etc. may never see that record…but if the application asks about ARREST history, the only truthful answer would be “yes.” If they do more than a superficial criminal history check, it will show up.
But, what gives you hope that the charges might get dismissed?
Your future is not going to be “ruined” due to this incident. Obviously, it will have a negative impact that will have to be countered with positive accomplishments. But, many many people have overcome far worse black marks and gone on to have successful and accomplished lives.
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.