Thanks for clarifying!
Assuming that she was charged with disorderly conduct pursuant to Georgia Code 16-11-39, that would be a misdemeanor
and that would make it more than a simply civil citation whereby a fine is paid and the matter goes away. Unfortunately, such matters are substantially more serious that traffic tickets. A misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and/or up to 12 months in jail. Now, realistically, for a first time minor offense like disorderly conduct, people often don't go to jail and they simply pay a fine and serve probation.
If she's been charged with disorderly conduct, she'd be wise to retain an attorney to represent her in the matter. Her attorney may be able to work out something favorable, such as withholding adjudication, whereby a fine would be paid, probation would be served, and charges would be dropped (reflecting on her record as being dismissed, rather than a conviction).
Though you didn't really focus on the law school or bar admission aspect of things, to provide some extra information:
It's worth noting that people are admitted to state bars with criminal records
and minor records often won't hold someone back. However, state bars highly value honesty in such matters. In other words, when she applies to the state bar, it almost certainly will be aware of the conviction and her honesty in the application process will be expected when the bar inquires as to her criminal history.
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