If my case is pending or dismissed, why is it still showing in my report?
Under the FCRA, pending cases and non-convictions are generally reportable for seven years.
In some states, like California, Kentucky, New Mexico, and New York, the reporting of non-convictions is limited. In Kentucky, the reporting of pending cases is limited.
A "non-conviction" could include dismissed cases, not-guilty verdicts, alternative or deferred adjudications (programs that result in dismissed charges if the defendant completes certain conditions), and nolle prosequi dispositions (formal abandonment of prosecution).
For more information about lookback periods, refer to How far back are records searched during a background check?