You were wrongfully accused of a crime and either were acquitted or had all your charges dismissed in court. In this day of databases and data mining, your acquittal or dismissal will remain in the court system and police records for years and it could be flagged on future employment applications or record checks. Kentucky law allows most defendants whose charges are dismissed or who are found not guilty to petition the courts to remove and seal records from court, police, and jail files through a legal process known as expungement. Contact criminal defense attorneys Mark Bryant or Emily Roark at the Bryant Law Center in Paducah to discuss whether expungement is an available option for you to pursue.