Q: What dose Disposed on 10/17/2012 as Dismissed – Diverted. I have a copy of a background check form Kentucky and I am not sure what that means? Does it effect my criminal record here in PA. (McKeesport, PA)
A: I am not exactly sure either as I practice law in PA. If I had to guess, it means the case was dismissed and the matter was diverted to a diversionary program for first time offenders which offers a lower penalty or no penalty at all. You need to contact the Kentucky attorney who represented you to confirm or call another attorney who practices in KY. You will need to do the expungement, if you are eligible in KY anyway.