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Convictions or Pleas that Look
Summary convictions can be expunged after 5 years, and
that could take up to a year or more, so realistically, these
charges will stay with you for five years. In the interim, the
records of your summary offense can be seen by the
public, including employers and schools and professional
organizations considering your membership.
You must be prepared to during your job interview to
explain your criminal record. If the incident involved only
underage drinking, then that may not be damaging, but if
there were other events that you would not like to discuss
at all, you may want to work hard to avoid even getting a
record of "under-aged drinking."
Characterization of Conviction.
Certain summary offenses sound better than others. Any
record involving theft or alcohol will convey a negative
image and more information than you want the public to
know. It may be a good idea to plead down to a more
generic crime such as "disorderly conduct," for example.
But that option may not be offered unless you have
counsel, because those with counsel certainly have at their
side the legal expertise to appeal and get a trial de novo
(on all issues) at the next level.
Get a free consultation.
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