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Does a class 4 misdemeanor for drunk in public in Virginia

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Does a class 4 misdemeanor for drunk in public in Virginia go on my record? Even if it doesn't is it worth trying to get a lawyer to try to get it dropped down to community service or something?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ellen replied 8 years ago.
Is this a first offense?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
not technically, I got an underage posession of alcohol four years ago, but it was dropped off my record, so it shouldn't matter.
Expert:  Ellen replied 8 years ago.

Hello,


Thank you for your question. I am happy to assist you.


The misdemeanor would become part of your permanent record if you are found guilty. You can consider contacting the prosecutor to arrange some type of a diversion program, such as community service, to keep it off of your record.


I hope that the information which I provided was helpful to you.


Best wishes for a successful outcome. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to submit them to me directly.


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