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Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. Under Act 134, persons convicted of a summary offense are eligible to request that their record be expunged by the Court
of Common Pleas of the county where the offense took place, after a 5-year waiting period following the conviction (usually the date of payment of your fines and costs). However, even if the record is expunged, when an individual is working with children or the elderly, the record may still be sought and would likely need to be disclosed, if inquired about on the application or when a background check was done. The school will likely look at what he was charged with, not what was written on the ticket. As such, they should only see the disorderly conduct charge and not that fact that the ticket stated a "small amount of alcohol"
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