Mike2541 wrote:Boggles my mind how it could ever be used against me or not grant relief when it says "that the proceedings in the case be deemed to have never occurred"
I think it can't be used against you in to determine escalating offenses but it could still be brought up in future criminal cases to show mindset or culpability. It can definitely be used in any civil proceeding you may have as anything can be brought into civil trial. Jobs can still hold it against you. One thing that has seen a recent increase is third party websites not removing data. Not all places of employment use official fingerprint background checks, some just use the Internet and background check websites. There is nothing in law (nor do I think there ever could be) that forces those to remove expunged records. So, until you die, there may still be records on non-government websites of the incident depending on how they are pulling their data.