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A plea of not guilty or no contest will each result in an immediate misdemeanor conviction. The only difference between a plea of guilty and a plea of no contest is that a plea of guilty can be used against you as an admission in civil court, while a plea of no contest cannot. If you're not going to be sued over this noise. there is no advantage to the no contest plea, because in every other regard, a guilty and a no contest plea is identical.
The only plea that will keep a conviction off of your record is pleading NOT guilty. That's the plea that keeps all of your rights open so that you can get advised by counsel, have your lawyer negotiate a dismissal if possible or a reduction to a civil offense to keep the misdemeanor off of your record, or, if none of that is possible, to fight the case all the way to trial if necessary.
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