I was recently the defendant in a case, where we were both cited for simple assault. The court ruled to hold the case for 6 months, and pending no further problems during that time, to dismiss the charge.
My question, is this, what exactly does a dismissal of the charge mean? How will this show on a background check? Is this something that can be exponged off? Also, I am in nursing school, will this prevent me from being able to work as a nurse?
The plaintiff, admits in the police report that she assaulted me first, but claimed that after hitting me, a fight ensued. So, she wanted me arrested for assault. The officer did not arrest either one of us, just gave us citations for simple assault. Seeing as how I did nothing wrong here, I am now concerned about how this will affect my job employment options in the future.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.