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If you plead no contest, this goes onto her criminal record
as a conviction just like a guilty plea. At this point, if it is a first offense, you might want to consider getting her a local attorney who will go to court and talk to the prosecutor on her behalf to try to secure a first offender deal where she gets community service and substance abuse counseling and if she completes them and has no violations in 12 months they agree to dismiss the charges (deferred adjudication), which would mean her record would be clear of convictions.
It is usually best to consider this avenue so the record does not come back to haunt her later in life.
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