DearCustomer- The citation is still a matter of public record and if the paper publishes this kind of information it could appear. You really have no control over the press but if you try to keep it out it will certainly be in. Your daughter should get an attorney and not talk to anyone about the incident. I doubt anything serious will happen to her but there's always a chance the cops messed up on the citation or that there is a possibility of a reduction of the charge etc.
I never advise anyone to just plead guilty to something like this. She will likely end up with a fine and some probation or community service since it is a first offense but it never hurts to have legal counsel and get the details worked out before throwing yourself to the mercy of the court. MIPs are obviously quite common among young adults and do not carry the stigma of offenses involving sex or theft. Most older adults can sympathize and say "there but for the grace of God go I".
In any event it is still a criminal case and she should get representation.
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