In AZ it's like this- you get arrested. Maybe you hire a lawyer, and get the case dismissed. Even so- the MVD will not dismiss the charge, you will get 8 points, breathalyzer for a year, flagged DL for a year, and so on and so forth with the penalties. People here are not aware of that, and boy! what a suprise! The court dismissed the case! WHAT is going ON?!! Sad, but the MVD operates on it's own, much like a BON. Also, when you apply for a license you STILL have to report that arrest, regardless. So you, even though having an arrest dismissed, are still a marked soul. So before any of you (and I'll say I have seen very few) are too quick too judge others, stop and think about the 'by the grace of god go I' mantra.