Yes, it will remain on your record as a misdemeanor and the likely reason you did not just receive a citation is because the officer has discretion and if he believes leaving a person in an intoxicated state out of jail could be more harmful to the person, then the officer can arrest the person. You need to hire an attorney and if this is your first offense your attorney can work something out where you receive a deferred sentence
and upon completing probation your charges will be dismissed and you can have them expunged from your record.
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