When you are arrested in Jacksonville and the criminal charges are ultimately dropped, is that the end of things? When our Jacksonville Criminal Law Firm is able to get our client’s charges dropped, clients then ask us if it is off their record. Their record will show that they have been arrested and the charges were dismissed. If it was their first time being arrested, they can usually have their record sealed and expunged. Just because the state attorney chose not to prosecute, you cannot be “unarrested”. Even if they get the arrest sealed or expunged, they will still have to report the arrest to certain agencies, such as law enforcement agencies and educational agencies.