I got a Class 4 Misdemeanor for Drunk in Public in Fairfax, Virginia. I'm 23 and in the Army. I have not yet reached my court
date and its my first offense. Never been arrested or committed any crime. No tickets or any thing.
I stopped my car and peed in the woods, then a police pulled over right behind me and asked me how much i have had to drink, I said just one glass, so he search me and arrested me. Took me and detained from 2:30am to 10:30am. I was given a $107 fine and asked to pay or come to court. No test was made to see if i was drunk.
I do not want this on my records, so my questions are as follows:
How can i prove that i wasent drunk?
Do i need a lawyer for the court hearing or am i to go by my self?
Also, if convicted, how long does this show up on my record?
Please anything else will help.